California’s former governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has long been one of the Republican Party’s leading voices on climate change. It was Schwarzenegger who signed AB32, California’s landmark global warming bill, into law in 2006.
Now Showtime has enlisted the former Governator in “Years of Living Dangerously,” a multi-episode documentary series on the human impact of climate change.
The series will be executive produced by James Cameron (of “Titanic” fame), Jerry Weintraub, Schwarzenegger, along with veteran 60 Minutes producers Joel Bach and David Gelber.
Hollywood’s Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and Alec Baldwin are narrators; New York Times journalists Thomas Friedman, Nicholas Kristof and Mark Bittman, are also involved in the project.
The series will unfold over at least six one-hour episodes and is scheduled to air in 2013.
“The recent devastation on the East Coast is a tragic reminder of the direct link between our daily lives and climate change,” said David Nevins, President of Entertainment for Showtime Networks Inc., in a statement. “This series presents a unique opportunity to combine the large-scale filmmaking styles of James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger — arguably some of Hollywood’s biggest movie makers — with the hard-hitting, intimate journalism of 60 Minutes veterans Joel Bach and David Gelber. I believe this combination will make for a thought-provoking television event.”