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[04/19/17 - 04:35 PM]
National Geographic Announces Three New Scripted Development Projects
Plus: the network announces new showrunner Dee Johnson to oversee the second season of "Mars."

[01/13/17 - 03:26 PM]
National Geographic Acquires David France's How to Survive a Plague for Scott Rudin Productions
The project is the gripping true story of a patient population that seized power over its own care and treatment to push through drugs that turned HIV from a fatal infection to a manageable disease.







HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE (NGC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
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STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series greenlighted
DESCRIPTION:
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, January 2017) National Geographic today announced plans to adapt David France's acclaimed book, "How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS," into a scripted miniseries. Scott Rudin will executive produce. Praised by critics as "a masterpiece of intimate storytelling" and "a sweeping social history, a bracing act of in-depth journalism, and a searingly honest memoir," How to Survive a Plague is the gripping true story of a patient population that seized power over its own care and treatment to push through drugs that turned HIV from a fatal infection to a manageable disease. The miniseries will chart the founding of ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group), and the rise of an underground drug market in opposition to the prohibitively expensive (and sometimes toxic) AZT. Ignored by public officials, religious leaders and the nation at large, these activists took on the political and medical establishment by becoming their own researchers, lobbyists, drug smugglers and clinicians, which forced reform and saved the future of an imperiled population.
CREW INFORMATION:
· David France as BOOK/EP
· Scott Rudin as EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a book
· mini-series
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· no information is available