Following the success of his award-winning documentaries on Gangs, Afghanistan, the Middle East and the Amazon, in ROSS KEMP EXTREME WORLD, Ross shows how international organised crime, terrorists and local criminal networks have created alliances that are destroying the lives of millions around the world.
Over five powerful episodes, Ross and his BAFTA® award-winning team travel to Mexico, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan and Chicago to track down, meet and challenge criminals who are responsible for spreading death and mayhem through drug dealing, terrorism, murder and rape. Plus, in a UK-based episode, Ross reveals the grim truth about people trafficking in Britain.
ROSS KEMP comments: “I can honestly say that this has been one of the most intense filming experiences of my life. I thought after my time on the front line in Afghanistan, and coming into contact with some of the most dangerous gangs around the world, I would have been prepared for what I’ve seen and heard so far in Mexico and the Democratic Republic of Congo, but I was wrong. With EXTREME WORLD we are aiming to show viewers, for the first time, an unflinching look at daily life for millions of people who are suffering at the hands of some of the most dangerous people on earth.”
Celia Taylor, Head of Factual and Features, Sky1HD, Sky1, Sky2, Sky3 commented: “EXTREME WORLD is set to be one of the most powerful series Sky1 HD has commissioned to date, and with Ross’ hands-on and brave approach to reporting, I know viewers will be absorbed and shocked by what he uncovers.”
Clive Tulloh, Executive Producer, Tiger Aspect commented: “EXTREME WORLD is one of the most exciting and challenging projects Ross has undertaken. Once again we see him explore places and meet people that for most of us only exist in news bulletins. Ross makes everything he encounters real and crucially alive for viewers, and he is always willing to take a risk in the name of delivering something fresh and relevant, making him invaluable to work with.”
ROSS KEMP EXTREME WORLD is a Tiger Aspect/Mongoose production for Sky1 HD and Sky1 and will air in October 2010. The series producer is David Herman and the directors are Ewen Thomson, Dominic Ozanne and Southan Morris. Celia Taylor will Executive Produce for Sky1 HD and Sky1, Clive Tulloh for Tiger Aspect and Ross Kemp for Mongoose.