Channel 4 goes into the Desert with PBS

Channel 4 in the UK and US public broadcaster PBS have co-commissioned a one-hour drama-documentary about the terrorist attack on the Amenas gas facility in Algeria.

Terror in the Desert (working title), produced by Nutopia, will tell the story of the terrorist siege through interviews with hostage survivors and their families, and reconstruction of key events during the four-day stand-off.

It will be directed by Bruce Goodison, whose credits include Our War, Bin Laden: Shoot to Kill and The Flight that Fought Back.

The executive producer for Nutopia is Nav Raman.

BBC Worldwide will distribute internationally.

Source: Channel 4