Let’s talk about the birds and bees… on National Geographic.
The network is teaming with production company World of Wonder on the six-part series Original Sin: How Sex Changed the World, NatGeo announced at Television Critics Association’s press tour on Wednesday.
The project, which will air globally across 171 countries, will explore how sex impacts humanity, particularly in the ways that it has become more visible through advertising, education, the media, and the internet. Using archival footage and interviews with sex experts like Dr. Ruth, Original Sin “will reveal how sex on the Internet has led to a collapse of traditional privacy, how sex education over the years has taught us more about our fears and anxieties than sex itself, how sex scandals often expose political hypocrisy, and how concepts of gender and sexuality have become newly defined thanks to high-profile personalities like Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner,” according to the release.
“Clearly, sex is necessary for the continuation of our species, but its influence goes well beyond the need to procreate,” said Tim Pastore, NatGeo’s president of original programming. “In the footsteps of our decades-defining series about how pivotal moments, people and innovations shaped the ’80s, ’90s and 2000s, we now turn our attention to a subject that was once taboo, but that impacts everything around us. This series will explore the myriad ways sex has evolved in public, from ancient art to being front and center in best-selling novels, technology and politics.”
Original Sin is currently in pre-production and will air sometime this year.