The Argentine actor will be one of the narrators, in a special cycle with which the signal will celebrate its 20 years, between October 5 and 10.
The History channel is celebrating twenty years and Ricardo Darín joins the celebration with a special participation in a six emission cycle that will review the last 20 years of world historical events, assuming the role of one of its narrators.
“The story has a lot of emotion,” said the actor during a press conference broadcast by zoom for all of Latin America, shared with the channel’s authorities and the Mexican actor. Damien Alcazar, who will provide the other voice. While the Argentine will make the speech of the episodes for the public of Argentina and Mercosur, Alcázar will do the same for Mexico and other countries in the northern hemisphere.
“Reviewing all the events that occurred in these two decades, one cannot believe the amount of things that happened,” said Darín, who was amazed at the number of situations that transcended the moment they happened. “It’s really overwhelming”added.
This new exclusive History Channel original production will air between Monday 5 and Saturday 10 October, at the rate of one episode per night, from 22.35.
The situations that marked historical milestones around the world and that the cycle covers go from political events to natural disasters, going through sports events and health emergencies, such as the current Covid-19 pandemic.
Each of the episodes will be responsible for taking a fragment of the two decades between the beginning of the century and the days that run, to count the most relevant events that Humanity experienced and that the channel recorded in many of its productions.
Darín said that he hesitated a lot before accepting the project, due to the commitment it implied. “I came across wonderful material, presented in such a way that at no time did I stop being in shock“, He said.
“There are many events, some happier and others tragic, that led me to wonder if it will be possible to become aware of everything that we could have avoided and did not do, “he explained.” And the other question is whether in 20 years we will be able to look back and say if it served to have gone through all this. “
The natural disasters That occurred as a result of climate change are the events that most impacted Darín, as the actor admitted in another passage of the meeting.
“Seeing all the material together and working on it, I am impressed lack of awareness and intelligence with which the human being has behaved with respect to the climate and the planet “, he reflected.” What we could have avoided and we did not do it, and how that leads us to suffer its consequences today “he completed.
As for the part of the “historical summary” that fully involves Argentina, Darín assured that he felt very especially touched by everything that happened in 2001. “They are episodes of which there are still traces,” he commented.
The episodes of the History special will talk about the “corralito” in Argentina, the attacks on the Twin Towers, Plan Colombia, the appearance of the Euro and the creation of Facebook, among other events.
Taking into account the current situation with Covid-19, one of the most interesting segments will be dedicated to the H5N1 flu. In addition, issues related to art and sports such as the release of Lady Gaga’s first album or the retirement of Michael Schumacher from motorsport also have their place.
Natural disasters such as the earthquake and subsequent nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan, and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, as well as the election of Barack Obama as the first African-American president of the United States, are other moments of the latter 20 years portrayed by the realization.
Also not missing in this historical review will be the avian flu of 2009, the Arab Spring, the death of Osama Bin Laden and the rescue of the miners trapped in Chile. in the same way that the election of Pope Francis, the first Latin, after the resignation of Benedict XVI will also be part of it; the spy ring denounced by Edward Snowden, the Crimean War and the rise of ISIS.
The attack in the Boston Marathon, the deaths of Margaret Thatcher and Nelson Mandela, Brexit, the agreement with the FARC in Colombia and the election of Donald Trump in the United States, will not be left out either. Meanwhile, the coronavirus pandemic, movements such as the Not one less, #MeToo Y Black Lives Matter they will be part of the fragments dedicated to the most recent times.