Looks like Planet Green has found a winner in Leonardo DiCaprio’s Greensburg. The network has decided to order six more episodes of the series. Currently, PG is about half-way through the first-season run of thirteen shows. It’s expected that the new pickups will air May 2009 to coincide with the two-year anniversary of the tornado.
DiCaprio, who Executive Produces the series, first had an idea for rebuilding a town green way back in the fall of 2006. Then, it was to be a reality show and less a documentary — and carry the name E-Topia. Before Planet Green was even a thought, NBC was interested in the idea. Then came the tornado in May of 2007, the announcement of Planet Green, and the perfect partnership between DiCaprio and Discovery shortly after. In a way, the timing for all of the partners involved could not have been better. Great to see it all working out.
In other PG news, it appears that singer Jimmy Buffet will be hooking up with the channel to produce a music video based on the plight of sharks. The song he’s using to accompany the message is fittingly called “Fins”.