National Geographic this week announced that James Cameron will be executive-producing the new series for the network, OceanXplorers, which will follow a team of experts and scientists as they investigate the deep with advanced technology. The series will feature marine biologist Asha de Vos, survival expert Aldo Kane, offshore ecologist Zoleka Filander, and former NASA engineer Eric Stackpole who will control the underwater robots and drones.
The six-episode series is set to begin filming this month, and will be produced together with the BBC Natural History Unit and OceanX Media.
This isn’t the first time Cameron has been involved with ocean exploration. He produced several Titanic-related documentaries after the release of that film, as well as high-profile films like Aliens of the Deep, an investigation of the unique creatures living around the mid-ocean ridge.
The show will begin filming in the West Indies, where the team will chart the behaviour of endangered hammerhead sharks. Additionally, OceanXplorers will investigate the waters outside the Azores, the Dominican Republic, as well as in the Arctic. The network plans to bring the show to 172 countries in 43 languages.
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