Discovery+ Picks Up Werner And Rudolph Herzog’s Interstellar Documentary ‘Last Exit: Space’
|Documentary To Stream Later This Year On discovery+, Produced By Gunpowder & Sky, Spring Films and Taglicht Media|
(LOS ANGELES) – Discovery announced today that it picked up LAST EXIT: SPACE – a new, out-of-this-world documentary exploring mankind’s push to colonize space from legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Encounters at the End of the World, Into The Inferno, Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds), who is set to narrate and executive produce, and his son Rudolph Herzog (How to Fake a War, The Heist), who is director of the film. Gunpowder & Sky (Everybody’s Everything, 69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez), along with Spring Films (Oscar-nominated, Emmy and BAFTA-winning Fireball, Night Will Fall, The Act of Killing) and Taglicht Media(Propaganda: The Art of Selling Lies) are signed on to co-produce the feature, which will stream later this year on discovery+.
LAST EXIT: SPACE promises to take audiences on a spectacular voyage across our planet, out into the stars and beyond our dreams. More than 7 billion humans walk this Earth. Our resources are dwindling, our planet is dying. Since time immemorial, man has looked up into the night sky wondering what’s out there. With more than 100 billion planets in the Milky Way alone, could one of them be our future home?
“Mankind’s quest to become space colonists has always been a fascination – the cutting-edge technology it requires, and the geniuses, dreamers and mavericks who lead this ambition. Last Exit is a brand-new creative collaboration for my father and me, and we are thrilled to be doing it with such forward-thinking partners,” said Rudolph Herzog.
“We are honored to work with Werner and Rudolph Herzog, who are uniquely suited to tell a story of such grand ambition and scale,” said Lisa Holme, Group SVP of Content and Commercial Strategy, Discovery. “With Discovery’s strong history of creative leadership for stories covering exploration, space and science, discovery+ is the perfect streaming home for ‘Last Exit: Space.'”
“We’re always looking for bold stories from fearless storytellers,” says Floris Bauer, President, Gunpowder & Sky. “So you can only imagine how fired up we are to partner with the incomparable Herzogs on a project that explores some of humanity’s greatest questions.”
Discovery continues to be the leader in covering the most incredible and historic moments in space history and achievement. Last May, Discovery and Science Channels set ratings records with their live coverage of, and unprecedented access to, the NASA launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule, along with the space program’s subsequent launches and splashdowns. The multiplatform event also received a 2021 Daytime Emmy® for Outstanding Daytime Special Event.
This latest announcement further strengthens the network’s commitment to space programming and its deep catalogue of programming streaming now on discovery+.
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ABOUT GUNPOWDER & SKY
Gunpowder & Sky is a fast-growing indie studio known for larger-than-life stories about groundbreaking music and musicians, pop culture, issues and personalities that are overtaking the world. The studio creates and distributes feature films, series, short form content, podcasts and channels, bridging digital and traditional entertainment.
Since its inception in 2016, Gunpowder & Sky has released more than 40 feature films and series, more than 1000 short films in theatres, on TVOD and on leading services such as HBO, Netflix, MTV, Hulu, Sky, Showtime, Spotify, Amazon, YouTube, Audible and Discovery and has premiered numerous podcast series.
With a collective audience of more than 75M monthly unique viewers, Gunpowder & Sky also owns and operates content brands that include DUST, the number one free sci-fi channel; ALTER, a leading horror brand, and CUT, an unscripted & comedy brand. These D2C brands and FAST channels function as global IP and talent incubators fostering emerging, diverse and underrepresented voices.
With offices in Los Angeles and New York, Gunpowder & Sky was founded by Van Toffler and Floris Bauer.
ABOUT SPRING FILMS
Spring Films is a twice Oscar nominated, nine-time Emmy nominated, Peabody, BAFTA, Emmy, Grierson and RTS award-winning production company specializing in high-end feature documentaries and series. Spring is represented by ICM Partners.
Highlights include: Joshua Oppenheimer’s Oscar nominated The Look of Silence, André Singer’s Emmy winning Night Will Fall, Werner Herzog’s Emmy nominated documentary Into The Inferno (Netflix). The Emmy nominated City 40; critically acclaimed Meeting Gorbachev by Werner Herzog and André Singer (A+E), and Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds for Apple TV+
Executive Producers: Last Exit Space: Andre Singer and Figs Jackman
ABOUT TAGLICHT MEDIA
Taglicht Media is a German based independent production company which develops and produces high-quality factual programming and documentaries for the international market. Taglicht’s productions are distributed on linear TV channels as well as on platforms such as Netflix, Love Nature, Youtube.
Taglicht’s recent programs include the feature-length documentary “PROPAGANDA. THE ART OF SELLING LIES”, a Canadian-German coproduction which premiered at the Hotdocs 2019; Emmy-award-winning JESSE OWENS, as well as the Emmy-nominated wildlife-mystery KILLER IN THE CAVES and “THE NAKED MOLE RAT – NATURE’S WEIRDEST SUPERHERO” which won the Science Panda Award and Best Science Documentary at Green Screen in 2018.
Executive Producer: Last Exit Space: Bernd Wilting.
Phil Zimmerman, 310-890-7651, Phil_Zimmerman@discovery.com