Endemol to establish human colony on Mars in new TV series

Endemol has teamed up with an international space programme to establish a human colony on Mars.

The company's Darlow Smithson Productions subsidiary will work with Mars One, which trains astronauts on the future project.

Dsp aim to produce a "worldwide TV event" focusing on candidates as they get ready for the mission.

Endemol and Mars One have claimed that human colonies on Mars can be completed, but that there would be no return trip to Earth.

The project will include 705 candidates chosen from over 200,000 applicants, who have applied to live the rest of their lives on Mars.

They will be tested using an intense programme run by scientists and astronauts.

"Bringing the story of our incredibly brave aspiring Martians to the world now officially begins with what we feel is a perfect partnership," said Mars One co-founder and CEO Bas Lansdorp of the Dsp partnership.

"Our team felt all along
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Discovery To Premiere ‘The Making of Mandela’ Minus Credits On Sunday

Discovery Channel will premiere The Making Of Mandela, a documentary celebrating the life of South African leader Nelson Mandela, on Sunday — coinciding with its premiere on Discovery Channel South Africa and two days after its premiere on Discovery Channel UK tonight. The Making Of Mandela, which will also roll out across 224 territories beginning tomorrow, is produced for Discovery Channel by Dni and Darlow Smithson Productions, with Sarah T. Davies serving as executive producer for Dni, and Iain Riddick for Darlow Smithson. But the cable network said the film would premiere without credits “as a mark of respect for Mandela.” Mandela died yesterday at age 95. The film premieres Sunday at 12 Pm Et/Pt. Related: Nelson Mandela’s Death: Hollywood Reacts Narrated by actor David Harewood (Homeland), the film looks at Mandela from his early days as a resistance fighter though his tenure as South Africa’s first freely elected president, and beyond.
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