Discovery Channel Prepping “Super Storm” Doc about Hurricane Sandy

Posted on: November 6th, 2012 at 6:39 am by

The joking and wordplay stopped once people realized the severity of the storm. Days before Hurricane Sandy made landfall in the Northeast, the National Weather Service jokingly dubbed the weather event “Frankenstorm” due to its proximity to Halloween. That moniker didn’t last past October 29.

But the mainstream media needed some clever nickname, so the alliterative “Superstorm Sandy” became the replacement sometime mid-week. And to that end, the Discovery Channel is already in edit for a similarly-named production about Sandy as part of its “Curiosity” series. We received the following PR blast about a show with the working title of Super Storm:

Later this month, Discovery Channel will air Super Storm (wt), a program detailing the formation of Hurricane Sandy as part of the network’s CURIOSITY series in the US on November 18 at 9p. The program will also air across Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Super Storm (wt) follows the storm’s action hour-by-hour from its origins in the Caribbean through its path in Cuba to the devastation across the East Coast of the US.

Super Storm (wt) is produced by Darlow Smithson Productions for Discovery Channel.

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