Founded in 2008 by Jane Root, former President of Discovery Networks US, Controller of BBC2 and co-founder of Wall to Wall, Nutopia is known for creating groundbreaking factual shows on a global scale.
From the company’s inception, Nutopia was at the forefront of the industry creating a new genre of television – the ‘megadoc’ – which combines epic cinematography and action-driven drama with high-end documentary and A-list talent. The first of these was the Emmy Award-winning America: Story of US, which gained critical plaudits and record-breaking ratings success. The Story of Us format has sold globally in many international markets.
Nutopia has a proven track record of critical achievement including the extraordinary 12-part series Mankind The Story of All of Us for History Channel; landmark Emmy Award-winning series How We Got to Now; and two series of the ratings hit Finding Jesus. Fact. Faith. Forgery for CNN.
Recent broadcast successes include BBC/PBS series Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer, hosted by David Olusoga and Steven Johnson, who take an engaging look at the history of public health and medical advances; our partnership with the Calm app on wellness and meditation series A World of Calm for HBO Max; The World According to Jeff Goldblum, quirky host-led social history for Disney+; lavish drama-doc The Last Czars for Netflix, which vividly re-tells the story of the downfall of the Romanov dynasty; and epic One Strange Rock for National Geographic/Disney, natural history/science collaboration with director Darren Aronofsky hosted by Will Smith.
We’re currently in production on Shark Beach, which will headline National Geographic’s Sharkfest this year; for Disney+ we have Limitless with Chris Hemsworth, Welcome to Earth hosted by Will Smith and season 2 of The World According to Jeff Goldblum; plus other unannounced series for National Geographic and Netflix.
Everyone is welcome here. Nutopia recognises the value and input of every individual who works with us. Diversity is an asset, both on an individual and a company-wide basis. We are a stronger, more creative, organisation when we have people of diverse backgrounds working here: people who bring different ways of thinking, different experiences, different cultures and perspectives.
We are committed to ensuring that Nutopia reflects the diversity of society both on and off screen, and that we provide a workplace and a community which is genuinely inclusive, respectful and beneficial to those who work here. We hold ourselves to the highest standards, and constantly strive to set the benchmark and lead the industry, and we expect everyone we work with to do the same.