(Toronto, Canada – December 9, 2020) – Blue Ant International announces the sale of blue-chip specialist factual series, A Wild Year on Earth to BBC AMERICA. The six-part docu-series is produced by Northern Pictures, and narrated by actor and Downton Abbey star, Laura Carmichael. Each episode is packed with stunning footage and stories that illustrate the deep connection between wildlife and the natural environment. BBC AMERICA will premiere the series in early 2021 as part of Wonderstruck, the 24-hour destination dedicated to wildlife and natural history programming. Watch the trailer HERE.
“BBC AMERICA is the perfect home for this stunning, blue-chip natural history series,” says Ludo Dufour, SVP, International Co-Productions and Sales, Blue Ant International. “The episodes provide multi-faceted viewpoints on wildlife and nature at a time when audiences are more engaged than ever with the future of our natural world.”
“Laura Carmichael leads us on an epic journey through the seasons of our amazing and unpredictable planet,” says Courtney Thomasma, Executive Director, BBC AMERICA. “At this unprecedented time, we’ve never been more committed to providing access and promoting connection to our natural world. We look forward to sharing A Wild Year on Earth with U.S. viewers as part of our 24-hour destination for wildlife and wonder, Wonderstruck, in 2021.”
A Wild Year on Earth is an epic, six-part documentary series that provides a visually stunning journey of the natural world’s most awe-inspiring seasonal events including migration, rebirth and transformation. Incredible 4K footage, shot across Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, North America and South America provides dramatic viewpoints such as black kites hunting in the flames of wildfire. Over the course of a turbulent year, the series reveals how the natural world and all of its creatures are profoundly connected to the Earth’s seasonal patterns, which, in the 21st Century, are becoming more extreme and dangerously unpredictable. Month by month, the series also charts the rhythms of the human calendar, through ritual and celebration.
A Wild Year on Earth was originally commissioned by Love Nature, a family-friendly wildlife and nature brand with online and linear platforms reaching 200 million homes around the world. Karina Holden is Executive Producer and Daniella Ortega serves as Series Producer. Blue Ant International handles international licensing.
Blue Ant International is a leading worldwide distributor of high-quality, creative content that engages audiences worldwide and across multiple platforms. The company offers a full-service approach to production partners with sales operations in London, Toronto, and Los Angeles. Blue Ant International has a growing slate of over 4,000 hours of premium content, including distinctive series and formats in five key genres including factual entertainment, specialist factual, high-impact documentaries, kids and family, and scripted. Blue Ant International also has one of the world’s largest offerings of 4K natural history content. Blue Ant International is a division of Blue Ant Media.
About BBC AMERICA:
BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the Peabody Award-winning series Killing Eve starring Golden Globe® and SAG® Award-winner Sandra Oh and Emmy® Award-winner Jodie Comer. The network is the definitive television home and co-producer of the most iconic natural history series including Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Dynasties, Seven Worlds, One Planet and upcoming Meerkat Manor, Eden (w/t), Frozen Planet II and Planet Earth III. BBCA transforms every Saturday into Wonderstruck, a weekly 24-hour destination for wildlife and wonder. A joint venture between AMC Networks and BBC Studios (the commercial arm of the BBC), BBCA’s influential shows such as Doctor Who, Orphan Black, and Luther, have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy® Awards, Golden Globes®, Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, NAACP Image Awards, TCA Awards and more. New programming coming this fall and winter includes Top Gear, Animal Babies, The Graham Norton Show, CripTales, Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones animated special, Baby Chimps Rescue, Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks, The Watch and more. BBCA is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. Find out more by visiting press.amcnetworks.com.