An old-fashioned rap battle, a modern interpretive dance and a fourth wall that’s more of a doorway mark National Geographic's latest foray into the hybrid of scripted and unscripted series with Valley of the Boom. The six-episode series, premiering Sunday, Jan. 13, recounts the story of three internet companies in Silicon Valley during those raucous 1990s. While based in fact, the series uses far more fantasy than usually found on the network. Carolyn Bernstein, National Geographic’s Executive Vice President and Head of Global Scripted Development and Production, told MediaVillage how it meshed perfectly with the brand’s mission of going “further.” Noting that Valley explores much of the technology and access that today are taken for granted, Bernstein said, “The three stories will take viewers very deep into the early days of Silicon Valley and give them a much deeper understanding where this technology we use every single day comes from and how we got to the moment we are in right now.”
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