In 2008 Jane Root founded Nutopia, a ground-breaking production company known for premium specialist factual content on a global scale. Root pioneered a new genre of television – the megadoc – combining action-driven drama with high-end documentary and A-list talent. Recent critical successes include Babies for Netflix, a landmark series that explores the miracle of the first full year of life through the pioneering work of leading scientists from across the globe, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, which was one of the series to launch Disney+; The Last Czars for Netflix, a lavish drama-doc about the last days of the Romanovs; One Strange Rock for National Geographic, a multi award-winning collaboration with director Darren Aronofsky; and Unmasking Jihadi John: Anatomy of a Terrorist for Channel 4 and HBO. Currently in production is Season 2 of One Strange Rock and Limitless for National Geographic.
Prior to founding Nutopia, Root was President of Discovery Networks for 4 years, having spent 5 years before that as Controller of BBC2. Root was co-founder of Wall-to-Wall where, as MD, she guided the company through its first 10 years to success on both sides of the Atlantic.