The NBCUniversal channels MSNBC and Telemundo have secured the U.S. rights to a documentary that explores the plight of the 33 Chilean miners that were trapped underground after a rockslide… and emerged alive and as national heroes.

The doc, “17 Days Buried Alive,” will focus on he first 17 days of their struggle, the darkest moments of their experience. Ed Schultz will provide the voiceover commentary for MSNBC, while Omar Germenos will do so for Telemundo. It will be the first doc Schultz has worked on since joining MSNBC.

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“17 Days Buried Alive” is produced by Ronachan Films for MSNBC and Telemundo, with the original cut running on the BBC back in August.
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