3net Studios unveils production slate

MUMBAI: On the heels of launching 3net Studios, the Sony - Discovery - Imax joint venture has revealed an initial slate of original 3D and 4K TV series and specials to be produced under its newly formed production arm.

The announcement, made by 3net President/CEO Tom Cosgrove, looks to break new ground for television, representing several global firsts in 3D and 4K programming.

3net Studios‘ lineup includes live-action and animated projects such as ‘Space’, the first series to be produced in what the company calls TotalD (native 3D 4K, 2D 4K, 3D 2K and both 3D/2D HD formats), as well as ‘Marksmen’, the world‘s first 3D motion comic series for television. Additional 3D projects include the documentary series ‘Frozen In Time’: Our History In 3D’; the live-action special ‘Wingsuit Warrior: Jeb Corliss Vs. The World’ and the travelogue series ‘Daydream’.

Cosgrove said, "This announcement marks an important first step in our ongoing mission to meet the increasing global demand for high-quality, original 3D and 4K television content head on. We‘re proud of the diverse initial slate of live-action and animated series we have created and look forward to expanding it as 3net Studios finalises its full 2013 development schedule."

From the Big Bang to the present and forward into the future, ‘Space’ looks to give a vision of the birth, evolution and end of the phenomena that make up the universe as never seen before. Billed as the world‘s first native 4K project for television, the series employs lyrical and deeply stereoscopic 3D and Ultra HD shots to immerse the viewer within space itself as concepts are presented with relatable visual storytelling.

What‘s the view like from inside a nebula, or a comet‘s tail? What does traveling at the speed of light really look like, and just how hot is the planet Mercury? Each hour long episode of this three-part series in addition to answering these questions will also offer viewers an unprecedented opportunity to experience the answers through the use of breakthrough 3D and 4K production techniques.

‘Marksmen’ a 3D stop-motion graphic novel series, takes viewers into a post-apocalyptic wasteland - following the government collapse, a civil war erupts between two cities as they fight for control of the world‘s scarce remaining resources. Rebuilt by a group of top scientists and protected by the Navy Seals stationed at the Coronado Navel Base, "New San Diego" is a technological utopia that lives in peace and must defend itself against the oil-hungry and war driven,

"Lone Star." This half-hour, four-part series follows Drake McCoy and his band of high-tech soldiers, the "Marksmen," on their heroic quest to protect "New San Diego" from total annihilation.

‘Frozen In Time: Our History In 3D’ is a three-part, hour-long 3D series that takes an immersive look at history‘s most monumental milestones – from World War II to the Industrial Revolution and the migration to the American West.

‘Daydrem’ offers viewers an immersive look at the earth and mankind‘s most spectacular creations. Each episode takes viewers on a 3D ‘travel adventure’ to a destination, offering a visual escape as the day passes in each location.

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