The director is partnering with the Discovery Channel for this projectVariety is reporting that Discovery Channel and Steven Spielberg are teaming up for the animated miniseries Future Earth. DreamWorks Animation is behind this project that looks at what life on the planet will be like in 25, 50 and 100 years.

Steven Spielberg is set to personally oversee the development. In a statement he said he was:

"excited to be back in business with DreamWorks Animation," and he also went on to say that this gives them "an opportunity to bring exciting new experiences to take television audiences into the imagined future of planet Earth."

The show will utilize futurists, scholars and other "great minds of today" to put together how health and medicine, technology, the environment, the military, the economy and the media evolve over time.

DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and DreamWorks TV co-heads Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey made the announcement.