via press release:
BBC AMERICA ANNOUNCES SECOND SEASON OF
WILD THINGS WITH DOMINIC MONAGHAN
Original adventure series returns on the heels of Critics Choice Nomination for Best Reality Series
New York – June 10, 2013 – BBC AMERICA announced today that original adventure series, Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan will return to the channel for an action-packed second season. Nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Best Reality series, the show follows actor Dominic Monaghan (Lost, Lord of the Rings) as he takes viewers on a heart-pumping adventure to the most remote corners of the globe in search of the biggest, scariest and most exotic animals on the planet. Commissioned by BBC AMERICA, the series is produced by Cream Productions and Wildfire Television. Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan will premiere in 2014 on BBC AMERICA.
“I’m excited to travel the world and continue to tell stories about the rare and beautiful animals we share this planet with on season two of Wild Things,” says Dominic Monaghan. “Thanks to all the fans and to BBC AMERICA for all their support on a project that means so much to me.”
Perry Simon, General Manager, BBC AMERICA says: “The first season of Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan was an amazing thrill ride that introduced viewers to fascinating rare creatures and exotic locales, and we can’t wait to set off on new journeys with Dominic. His vast knowledge of these animals and infectious enthusiasm make him the perfect host for this signature BBC AMERICA adventure series.
“We are very proud of Wild Things and are excited to be setting out again with Dominic on this adventure,” says David Brady, Executive Producer, Cream Productions. “His genuine fascination for the natural world and his warm and engaging nature brings a real heart to this series.”
In each episode, Monaghan takes viewers along on an intimate, action-packed quest as he ventures to track down and get up close and personal with some of the planet’s most rare and life-threatening animals. Season one saw him on the hunt for millions of flesh-slicing army ants in the steamy rainforests of Ecuador, searching for a giant venomous centipede in the caves of Venezuela, and facing off with a deadly scorpion in the arid deserts of Namibia.
Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan is a BBC AMERICA original production, produced by Cream Productions and Wildfire Television. Executive Producers are David Brady and Dominic Monaghan for Cream Productions and Philip Clarke for Wildfire Television. Series producer is Marianne Kushmaniuk.
BBC AMERICA delivers U.S. audiences high-quality, innovative and intelligent programming. Established in 1998, it has been the launch pad for talent embraced by American mainstream pop culture, including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, Graham Norton, and successful programming formats including ground-breaking non-scripted television like Top Gear and top-rated science-fiction like Doctor Who. Owned by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, BBC AMERICA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including an Emmy®, five Golden Globes® and eleven Peabody Awards. The channel attracts one of cable’s most affluent and educated audiences and is available on cable and satellite TV in more than 80.4 million homes. It broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, with content available On Demand across all major digital platforms. Online,www.bbcamerica.com is the place to go to dig deeper into pop culture with a British twist. Find out more by visitingwww.press.bbcamerica.com or follow us on www.twitter.com/bbcamerica.
About Cream Productions
Headquartered in Toronto, Cream Productions was founded in 2004 by David Brady (co-creator, exec producer – Survivorman) and renowned director/producer Christopher Rowley. Cream is internationally known for making some of the world’s best factual television. Cream has also recently launched a new drama division. The company is currently at work on several returnable reality series, formats and high-end docudramas.
About Wildfire Television
Wildfire TV is a leading producer of blue-chip history, science and factual series and singles. We have a reputation for delivering ambitious, innovative and high quality programming with little fuss to some of the world’s most distinguished broadcasters.