But...Why? The BBC Is Making a Whole Docu-series About Greta Thunberg

Brittany M. Hughes | February 10, 2020
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The BBC, apparently short on material despite there being about 7 billion people on the planet with all manner of incredible stories to tell, is set to make an entire documentary series about the life of 17-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Why? Not a clue. But they are.

The activist, who was also listed as TIME’s Person of the Year and nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize despite having no actual accomplishments to her name, has garnered international fame in recent months by skipping school, yelling at diplomats and globetrotting around the world in the name of an environmental crusade with no clearly stated goal.

Nevertheless, the BBC apparently thinks that’s interesting enough to warrant its own entire TV series.

“The series will follow Greta’s international crusade, which takes her to the front line of climate change in some of the most extraordinary places on earth, as she explores what actions could be taken to limit climate change and the damage it causes,” the BBC said in a statement.

The show will also “chart her own journey into adulthood as she continues to be confronted by the real world consequences of inaction; and will share some of the quiet moments as she writes the impactful speeches that are now broadcast and analyzed around the world.”

The BBC didn't detail how they plan to fill up each presumably hour-long episode with shots of a teenage climate activist sitting on trains and journaling while on her way to the next eskimo village. But with material like that, this is shaping up to be the most riveting, must-see-TV since back when Bruce Jenner was still a dude.