For the first time in its 27-year history, The Weather Channel will be adding feature films to its programming schedule with a movie series called “The Weather Channel Presents …” Each film shown will have weather as a central part of its story, plot or overall theme. Meteorologist Jen Carfagno hosts the series, introducing each film and providing relevant commentary.
According to Geoffrey Darby, executive vice president of programming, “From the Nor’easter in The Perfect Storm to the tornado that takes Dorothy to Oz, weather has a long history as a film star. Adding films to our Friday night lineup is a great way for us to further demonstrate how weather is an all-encompassing part of our lives that entertains and inspires us.”
During the films, viewers will continue to receive their localized weather forecasts. They can be seen on the lower portion of the screen in addition to any severe weather alerts or warnings.
“The Weather Channel Presents …” film series airs Fridays at 8pm ET, beginning Oct. 30 with The Perfect Storm, a showing that coincides with the 18th anniversary of the actual “perfect storm” that struck New England in 1991, on which the film is based.
March of the Penguins, Nov. 6 (subfreezing Antarctic temps and snowstorms)
Misery, Nov. 13 (snowstorm)
Deep Blue Sea, Nov. 20 (tropical storm)