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This article was published on December 19, 2013

Xbox teams up with ‘Man on Wire’ and ’30 Days’ producers for exclusive documentary series

Xbox teams up with ‘Man on Wire’ and ’30 Days’ producers for exclusive documentary series Image by: LEON NEAL
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Microsoft’s Xbox team has joined forces with Simon Chinn (Searching for Sugar Man and Man on Wire) and the award winning producer Jonathan Chinn (FX’s 30 Days and PBS’s American High) to create a series of documentaries that will debut exclusively on Xbox next year.

For the first in the series of documentaries, the newly formed combined company, Lightbox, will follow the story of what happened surrounding Atari Corporation’s burial of millions of unsold copies of ‘ET the Video Game’ in a small town in New Mexico in the middle of the night back in 1983.

Excavation of the site will begin in January, as will shooting of the first episode. The series is then set to air exclusvely on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in 2014 in all markets where Xbox Live is offered.

Featured Image Credit – LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images