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[10/02/13 - 08:41 AM]
H2 Premieres New Original Series "Big History" Narrated by Bryan Cranston
The 10-hour series will launch on Saturday, November 2 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from History]

History as we know it is about to get big...

H2 PREMIERES NEW ORIGINAL SERIES "BIG HISTORY" NARRATED BY BRYAN CRANSTON

10-HOUR SERIES DARES TO REVEAL ONE GRAND UNIFIED THEORY FOR HOW EVERY EVENT IN HISTORY IS CONNECTED THROUGH SCIENCE

SERIES PREMEIRES SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 at 10PM ET

New York, NY - October 2, 2013 - H2(R) presents BIG HISTORY, a new series that will dare to reveal one grand unified theory for how every event throughout history is connected. The 10-hour series will premiere on Saturday, November 2 at 10PM ET on H2. BIG HISTORY is narrated by critically acclaimed, three-time Emmy winning actor Bryan Cranston and produced in collaboration with the Big History Project - a free, online course from Professor David Christian and Bill Gates.

"I was asked to be the voice of 13.7 billion years of history," said Bryan Cranston, "Sure, I've got the time - give or take a billion years. As I read the material I realized that this new series gives a surprising and unique look at our world. I'm excited to be a part of it."

Each episode of BIG HISTORY will begin with an iconic topic from the pages of traditional history such as the Great Pyramids, The Titanic or the American Revolution but then will spin into surprising journeys through other fields, weaving together insights and evidence from various disciplines such as astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology, anthropology, history and economics. Spanning 13.7 billion years, BIG HISTORY will ultimately pull together the puzzle pieces from all 16 half-hour episodes into an epic two-hour finale, creating one grand narrative and revealing the unifying link among all events.

In addition to the series, H2 will be partnering with the Big History Project by using the multimedia to support a massive, free online course.

"Big History is my favorite course of all time," says Bill Gates, "Big History literally tells the story of the universe from the very beginning to the complex societies we have today. It shows how everything is connected to everything else. It weaves together insights and evidence from so many disciplines into a single, understandable story."

Big History was a course developed by professor David Christian, designed to help students better understand the world around them by revealing "big picture" connections between different fields of study. After taking the course, Bill Gates joined forces with Christian and an advisory panel of teachers to create a free, online version suitable for middle and high schools. At the end of October, a public version of the course will become available online.

"We don't want to just tell history stories, we want nothing less than to help change the way history is experienced and taught," says Paul Cabana, Senior Vice President, H2, "This is a massive undertaking and we're proud to help the Big History Project bring this powerful and entertaining program to a larger audience."

H2 will not only provide educational resources to accompany the series, the network will also offer free multimedia materials to high schools nationwide, including flash drives pre-loaded with exclusive Big History video content. Each episode of the series will also highlight schools that have been using Big History content, featuring students who discuss how the course has changed their way of thinking about history.

For more information on the Big History Project, please visit www.bighistoryproject.com.

BIG HISTORY is produced for HISTORY by Flight 33 Productions. Serving as executive producers for Flight 33 are Doug Cohen and Louis Tarantino. Paul Cabana and Kristen Burns serve as executive producers for H2.

About H2

Welcome to H2(TM) - the #1 emerging network in cable - where information is entertainment, experienced in unexpected and exciting ways. H2 is an extension of the HISTORY brand, featuring an original line up of series and specials that take a deep perspective on history from all around the globe. The network, renamed in September 2011 (previously History International), has grown 84% in adults 25-54 since it was rebranded back in October 2011. H2 is now in nearly 70 million households.





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