Nat Geo Mundo Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month: Morgan Freeman, Brian Grazer, Emily Watson Joined Network Presentation

Further Front
Nat Geo Mundo "Further Front" Presentation celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. Courtesy of Pinta

Nat Geo Mundo unveiled a preview of its programming that incorporates original programs produced in Spanish. The announcement was made prior to the "Further Front" presentation of the National Geographic upfront at Lincoln Center in New York.

The channel present new series and new seasons of already consolidated series, documentaries on wildlife and a great offer of original programming to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with the attending of famous personalities like Morgan Freeman, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Johnny Flynn, Dr. Jane Goodall, Jane Lynch, Jason Ritter, among others. 

Katie Couric and Morgan Freeman Katie Couric and Morgan Freeman during Nat Geo Mundo event in New York. Courtesy of Pinta

“Each year, Nat Geo Mundo builds on its commitment to Latino audiences, offering premium content that is bold, distinctive and relevant to the U.S. Hispanic market. And this year will be no different.” said Courteney Monroe, CEO of National Geographic Global Networks.

Mexican singer-songwriter Alex Syntek will return to the screen with new episodes of “Asombrosamente”, brain-stimulating in the style of the Brain Games series. National Geographic Explorers Fabio Amador and Andres Ruzo team up with top Mexican archaeologists to explore ancestral sites in Mexico in Misterios del Inframundo and the feature documentary Those on the Other Side examines the cultural divide between San Diego and Tijuana.

Nat Geo Mundo will also simulcast some of National Geographic’s highest-profile series, including the recently announced scripted war drama The Long Road Home, starring Kate Bosworth, Jason Ritter and Jeremy Sisto. The network will also broadcast season two of the popular sci-fi series MARS in addition to One Strange Rock, the mind-bending thrilling journey from filmmaker Darren Aronofsky.

 

Hispanic Heritage Month Original Programming:

Misterios del Inframundo

September 2017

Join NG Explorers Fabio Amador and Andres Ruzo and a team of top archaeologists to explore ancestral sites in Mexico in a whole new way. Using cutting-edge technology and firsthand experience, they unravel the mysteries of the Mayan underworld.

AsombrosaMente

 September 2017

In a fun, Brain Games entertaining way, see how people perceive money, food and attraction and what makes us so different from other cultures. With lively re-creations and interactive experiments, Mexican celebrated artist and host Alex Syntek introduces audiences to the latest cognitive science, neuroscience and psychology discoveries.

Flying Home, Scarlet Macaw

 September 2017

A project more than 20 years in the making, Flying Home, Scarlet Macaw explores the reintroduction of the scarlet macaw parrot in Palenque, Mexico, an area from which the species disappeared 85 years ago. Through beautiful cinematography, expert interviews and historical re-enactments, this film brings to the life the inspirational story of how these birds were reintroduced into their natural environment.

Those on the Other Side

September 2017

A wall of iron and concrete symbolizing the gap between the north and the south separates San Diego and Tijuana. These twin cities constitute the busiest crossing point in the world. Those on the Other Side plunges into the extraordinary world of border residents, living with many paradoxes that the wall creates.

Naachtun Forgotten Mayan City

October 2017

Naachtun is the last city of the Mayan golden age. We know little about it, and archaeologists have only begun excavations a few years ago. Using ambitious resources — including 4K HD cameras, drones and cutting-edge graphics — researchers are trying to understand how the site could have survived for almost 200 years after the collapse of the Mayan civilization elsewhere and are hoping to shed new light on the history of this people.

Las Escaramuzas, Queens of the Mexican Rodeo

October 2017

In Mexico, women are becoming rodeo stars in a discipline that’s always been reserved for men: charreria. In teams of eight riders, all side-saddled on specially designed seats, these women display incredible precision, finesse and elegance in several-minutes- long synchronized shows. This discipline is called the escaramuza, a unique competition recognized by the International Charreria Federation in the 1960s. This documentary film will take us into the daily lives of the two best teams.

New and Returning Series:

Cabo Vadillo

October 2017

In this new Nat Geo Mundo exclusive series, Corporal Vadillo of the Barcelona Urban Guard travels to the most troublesome cities in the world to patrol with local policemen. Sharing his peculiar style and deep knowledge of police and criminal techniques, Vadillo reveals valuable tips for avoiding conflict.

Alerta Aeropuerto

December 2017

At Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, Peru, officers from customs, immigration and law enforcement agencies make sure national security is the top priority by cracking down on criminals attempting to smuggle illegal goods out of the country and helping passengers in trouble.

Nat Geo WILD Syncs:

SharkFest

Weeklong Event Begins

Sunday, July 23, at 8/7c

Nat Geo WILD’s fifth annual SharkFest has the most sharks per square inch on television, making this jaws-a- thon a must-see for the entire family. Discover rare shark-feeding events in the premiere of Shark Swarm, see where sharks go at night in Tiger Shark Terror and witness which species prey on sharks in Shark v. Predator. It will be a week of insights from shark experts and incredible footage of shark behavior to get a comprehensive look at the species in all their glory.

Savage Kingdom II: Uprising

New Global Miniseries Event Premieres Fall 2017

Return to the remote wilderness of Africa, where mighty factions of lions, leopards, wild dogs and hyenas battle it out for power. Follow gripping drama as embattled kings and scheming princes vie for the savage throne. The drama continues as sons plot to overthrow fathers, clans seek revenge on their enemies and new arrivals enter the Savage Kingdom to stake their claim.

Big Cat Week

Eighth Annual Weeklong Event Premieres Winter 2017

The weeklong event hopes to raise awareness for the plight of our planet’s big cats and is in association with National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative. In this year’s buzzworthy Big Cat Week lineup, National Geographic photographers Steve Winter and Bertie Gregory track down and capture incredible footage of Brazil’s top predator in Jaguar vs. Croc; renowned wildlife filmmaker Bob Poole reveals the intimate story of a Cheetah mother and her cubs in Cheetah Diaries; three prides of lions battle over territory, food and power in the dramatic three-part special Lion Kingdom; and we reveal the secrets of a legendary tigress that famously reigned over her territory in western region of India in the new special Machli.

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