New greenlights include Survival of the Beast, Wildlife ER Season 3and Bugs that Rule the World
The new programming will premiere across Love Nature’s linear and streaming platforms globally and on Sky Nature in the UK and Italy
Blue Ant Media oversees pre-sales and licensing outside of commissioning territories
(Jackson Hole, WY – September 25, 2023) – Love Nature, a wildlife and nature brand with linear and streaming channels available in countries around the world, announced today, at Jackson Wild Summit, a new slate of premium original commissions. The slate illustrates Love Nature’s ambitious commissioning strategy, elevating the brand and strengthening its reputation as a global destination for premium natural history content. The slate also demonstrates the brand’s determination to foster new talent, push the boundaries on storytelling and connect with young audiences on topics that resonate with them. The line-up of new and returning series includes Survival of the Beast (w/t), Bugs that Rule the World (w/t) and a highly anticipated returning third season of fan-favorite Wildlife ER.
These new titles will premiere on Love Nature around the world and will roll out on Sky Nature in the UK and Italy. In France and Germany, ARTE will premiere Bugs that Rule the World (w/t). The slate leverages Love Nature’s relationship with Blue Ant Media’s international distribution group, which oversees licensing opportunities for the new titles outside of commissioning territories.
“This new slate shows the scope of Love Nature’s unique offering, created to bring viewers up close to diverse and fascinating natural history stories, from the tender moments of recovery at a wildlife rehabilitation center to exhilarating feats of survival in the animal kingdom,” says Carlyn Staudt, Global General Manager, Love Nature. “The Jackson Wild Summit is a great event to unveil the premium quality and creativity of these productions among so many of the world’s best natural history producers and platforms.”
Overseen by Alison Barrat, SVP of Production & Development, Love Nature, the new slate of original series includes:
Survival of the Beast (working title) (6 x 60)
Producer: Beach House Pictures
Explorer, adventurer and self-professed zoology-nut Max Djenohan has spent countless months in the world’s wildest places trying to perfect his survival skills. This series follows Max as he embeds himself alongside both the majestic superstars and the unsung heroes of the animal kingdom to tap into their survival secrets. In each episode Max learns valuable lessons from large species like lions, gorillas and crocodiles as well as smaller creatures like ants, owls and mudskippers. In survival lore, if you want to live a day in a new place, watch and learn from the animals already there. Whether he’s finding food, shelter or water, Max tracks and studies his wild teachers to adapt their skills and put their tactics into practice.
Wildlife ER Season 3 (6 x 60’)
Producer: Wild Bear Entertainment
Wildlife ER is back for a third season, giving viewers even more heartwarming animal rescue stories they love from the heart of Australia’s busiest wildlife hospital. Throughout the six new episodes, the series continues to follow the dedicated professionals and volunteers at the RSPCA in Brisbane who save a diverse range of animals, such as koalas, kangaroos, lizards and kookaburras. Along the way, the series brings viewers up close to life-saving operations as well as tender moments with carers as the animals are restored to health.
Bugs that Rule the World (working title) (4 x 60’)
Producer: Coneflower Studios
Co-production partners: ARTE France and PBS
Bugs that Rule the World takes viewers on an unprecedented, eye-popping journey into the incredible world of insects, to unravel the mysterious lives of these tiny creatures that make up 90% of life on Earth and explore the critical roles insects play in maintaining the planet. The incredible diversity of their bodies, sex lives, societies and migrations reveal that, although insects seem to always be buzzing around us, we hardly know our fellow earthlings at all. The series sets out on a cinematic adventure to remote jungles, deserts and savannas with a crew of scientists and follows them to the lab, where they use cutting-edge science to examine the secrets of how and why insects do what they do.
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