With relations between North Korea and the West in the spotlight, National Geographic is launching a series looking at the ruling Kim family, which has controlled the secretive Asian nation for three generations.
U.K.-based 72 Films is producing the four-part series, titled “Inside North Korea’s Dynasty,” which has been a year in the making. Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin, the directors of acclaimed Nat Geo documentary “LA 92” about the 1992 Los Angeles riots, were consultants on the series.
The meeting in June between current North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and President Trump made global headlines. “Inside North Korea’s Dynasty” goes further back to tell the story of Kim’s predecessors: his father, Kim Jong-il, and his grandfather and the founder of North Korea, Kim Il-sung.
The Kims have ruled the country for more than 70 years. Using secret audio recordings from inside North Korea, as well as firsthand testimony and archival footage, the producers will look at the complex family dynamics and its dark and surreal story.
Back-to-back episodes of “Inside North Korea’s Dynasty” will air on consecutive Sunday nights beginning Nov. 11 on National Geographic.
Read the story at Variety.
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