SILVER SPRING, Md., July 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- "Deep Time History," a new three-part documentary series exposing the secret drivers behind human history, premieres today in ultraHD 4K on CuriosityStream, the world's first ad-free streaming documentary service. All three episodes are available now at www.curiositystream.com.
The original series reveals the sometimes unexpected answers to questions of how and why civilization as we know it exists today. It provides an exclusive look at how deep time—the formation of the Universe, exploding stars, clashing continents and evolution—has precipitated crucial events in human history. Each 50-minute episode dives deep into how physics, geology, biology and chemistry—forces as far back as the formation of our planet—have influenced world history as much as our own innovations, political decisions or battlefield victories.
The series is the first of two challenging projects announced by CuriosityStream at its launch in March 2015 and represents the return-to-science vision of Discovery Channel and CuriosityStream founder John Hendricks.
"This series exemplifies the kind of science-based perspective on both our history and our future that we envisioned exploring when we launched CuriosityStream just over a year ago," Hendricks said. "It perfectly embodies our mission, and I'm thrilled to share these intriguing secrets behind the story of our past with our viewers."
The series, executive produced for CuriosityStream by Steve Burns and co-produced by Emmy award-winning Flight 33 Productions, features stunning cinematography and insight from world-renowned Big History experts, as well as esteemed theoretical physicists, astrophysicists, astronomers and geologists. The series is narrated by Jonathan Markley, a leading authority on deep time history.
"From the Big Bang to continental drift to the modern economies around our world today, this series encapsulates the entirety of human history with easy-to-understand explanations of how the science of Earth and space are vital to our existence," said Flight 33 Executive Producer Doug Cohen. "This has been an extremely ambitious project and it's been an honor to collaborate with the team at CuriosityStream to make it a reality."
Led by Hendricks' daughter, Elizabeth Hendricks North, CuriosityStream offers both original and licensed nonfiction content streaming on-demand with subscriptions starting at just $2.99/month. Available on a wide range of devices, including Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire, Apple TV and every mobile phone and tablet, the service now offers more than 1,500 documentaries and nonfiction series from the world's best filmmakers.
Viewers can watch "Deep Time History" for free today by starting a 30-day free trial of CuriosityStream at www.curiositystream.com.
CuriosityStream is the world's first ad-free, on-demand streaming service for documentary and nonfiction programming, offering 1,500+ titles from the world's best filmmakers, available on any device, for less than the cost of a cup of coffee per month. Focused on offering enriching, enlightening and enchanting content covering science, technology, civilization and the human spirit, CuriosityStream was founded by Discovery Communications founder, former chairman and media visionary John Hendricks. For more information, visit www.curiositystream.com.