"Years of Living Dangerously" is groundbreaking documentary about the human effect of climate change that is premiering on Showtime on Sunday, April 13, 2014 (10 p.m.), according to a media announcement emailed by Showtime on April 11, 2014. The premiere of the docu-series covering a serious subject is following the season premieres of Showtime's dark comedies, "Nurse Jackie" and "Californication." The premiere episode is currently available online on Years of Living Dangerously: Where to Watch.
The docu-series is a collaboration of Hollywood's top movie makers, James Cameron and Jerry Weintraub, along with "60 Minutes'" Joel Bach and David Gelber. The combination of storymaking and hard reporting will reveal critical stories of heartbreak, hope and heroism in the race to save the planet.
“Everybody thinks that this is about melting glaciers and polar bears… I think that's a big mistake. This is 100 percent a people story." - James Cameron.
Correspondents lend their voices as expert storytellers to communicate the message about climate change and its effect on the environment and humankind. A-List actors lend their expertise in communicating to tell to the bring the often heart wrenching stories to life.
The correspondents are their related stories include: Jessica Alba ("Climate Corps"), Mark Bittman, Don Cheadle ("Pray for Rain"), Matt Damon ("Mercury Rising"), America Ferrara ("Against the Wind"), Harrison Ford ("Last Stand"), Thomas Friedman ("Climate Wars"), Michael C. Hall ("The Future is Now"), Chris Hayes ("Rising Tide," "Over the Edge"), Olivia Munn ("The Governor"), M. Sanjayan ("The Scientist"), Arnold Schwarzenegger ("Fire Line"), Ian Somerhalder ("Preacher's Daughter"), Lesley Stahl ("Under the Ice") and Mark Bittman ("Christie and the Storm," "Chasing Methane").
“It is hard for me to imagine half the trees in the American West gone in the next few decades, and it’s scarier still to realize that the more trees we lose, the faster global warming will speed up.” - Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Correspondents delve into the story, each focusing upon a different impact of climate change, from the damage wrought by Superstorm Sandy to political upheavel caused by droughts in the Middle East to the dangerous levels of carbon emissions resulting from deforestation.
"Years of Living Dangerously" premiere on Showtime on Sunday, April 13 (10 p.m. ET/PT) and will continue in the same timeslot for four weeks before moving to Monday nights (9 p.m. ET/PT) starting Monday, May 12 for the rest of the season.