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Electus sets sail with Nat Geo

Ben Silverman’s prodco Electus has signed up to produce three series for National Geographic Channel in the US, including a reality show based on the voyage of the Mayflower.

Electus is developing a series that will recreate the 66-day Mayflower expedition of 1620, when the ship sailed from England to America carrying more than 100 Christian dissenters later known as the Pilgrim Fathers.

The Electus series will feature people descended from the original Mayflower passengers.

Two other series are in development but details have not yet been released.

Chris Grant, CEO of Electus, said: “Our vision for the Mayflower series is to recreate, as closely as possible, the real experiences that the original passengers faced. This is the perfect way to bridge Nat Geo’s brand of organic storytelling with the reality TV genre that Electus is so well-known for.”

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