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HBO, Nat Geo take Epix doc Enslaved

Samuel L Jackson fronts Enslaved: The Lost History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Broadcasters around the globe, including National Geographic and HBO, have acquired documentary series Enslaved: The Lost History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade from Fremantle.

Fronted by actor Samuel L Jackson, Enslaved sheds new light on 400 years of human trafficking from Africa to the New World, as millions of enslaved Africans were forcibly transported to the Americas by European slave traders.

Following its US premiere on Epix earlier this month, the six-part docuseries will launch in 130 territories, including on National Geographic in Latin America and HBO in Portugal.

Other broadcasters to have picked up the series include TF1 Group’s Histoire TV in France, History in Germany, Movistar+ and RTVE in Spain, BBC Earth in Poland and Discovery Film and Spektrum in Eastern Europe.

Greece’s Cosmote, BBC Persian in the MENA region, M-Net in Africa and South Africa and Cable & Wireless in the Caribbean have also acquired the programme.

BBC2 in the UK is broadcasting a four-part reversion of the docuseries.

Enslaved is a Canada/UK coproduction between Toronto-based Associated Producers and Cornelia Street Productions of London, in association with Canadian pubcaster CBC, Canada’s Documentary Channel and Epix in the US.

It is also produced in association with Anonymous Content and Jackson’s prodco, UppiTV. Fremantle distributes internationally.


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