It’s not the least bit surprising that there is already a Hurricane Sandy documentary in the works, but it is a little surprising to find out who might be putting together that documentary. While the hurricane affected the east coast of the United States, it’s the British who are planning a TV special about it. The BBC has commissioned a one-hour documentary that will look at how Sandy impacted the city of New York that will air on BBC Two.

Sandy: Anatomy of a Superstorm will examine the storm from a scientific forensic standpoint, looking at how the storm formed as well as how it affected the infrastructure of New York City. THR says the production will use expert interviews, satellite images, CGI, and exclusive footage to reconstruct and show the path of the storm in a detail—an opportunity as yet unseen by the public. They also plan to use interviews with the people who lived through the storm in New York to give a personal angle to the special.

While I would have expected a Sandy documentary from perhaps Discovery, the BBC seems to have stepped up first. They’ve commissioned Dragonfly Film and Television for the special, a company with experience in documenting disasters. Dragongly was behind the recent documentaries The Plane Crash and Terror at Sea: The Sinking of the Concordia, both of which premiered on Channel 4 to strong ratings.

Sandy: Anatomy of a Superstorm will air on BBC Two on Sunday, November 18th during primetime. No word yet on when we’ll see it in America.

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