Peak TV might’ve scared the likes of VH1, MTV, and A&E away from the scripted realm, but National Geographic isn’t backing down just yet, as they’ve given a straight-to-series order to tech limited series Valley of the Boom.
“National Geographic pioneered the hybrid scripted-docuseries genre with Mars, which is currently in production on its second season. With Valley of the Boom, we are continuing on the same genre-busting path,” said Carolyn Bernstein, executive vice president and head of global scripted programming and development at National Geographic. “The provocative world of Silicon Valley has long dominated headlines and captured the public’s imagination. We cannot wait to tell this timely, wildly unpredictable and captivating story of the early days of the dotcom boom and bust with showrunner Matthew Carnahan and his signature irreverent blend of drama, comedy and pathos.”
From Matthew Carnahan (House of Lies), Valley of the Boom is set within the infamous 90’s tech boom and will chronicle the rapid inflation and sudden burst of the bubble that had reverberations throughout all industry. The series is a drama/documentary hybrid in the vein of fellow National Geographic series Mars.
Six-episode Valley of the Boom joins a scripted slate for National Geographic that includes Mars, war-focused limited series The Long Road Home, and Genius, an anthology that nabbed 10 Emmy nominations this year.