You might think that you’ve lived in some dumps in your time, but odds are you have nothing on these critters. ‘Extremophiles’ are, essentially, living creatures that have adapted to hazardous – and in some cases, outright deadly – living conditions. This series mixes scintillating science with state-of-the-art optical and electronic photography (patented by Mona Lisa Productions) to document the lives of micro-organisms that thrive in incredibly inhospitable environments, be they the icebergs of Antarctica or the boiling hot springs of Yellowstone National Park. Extremophiles provides fascinating food for thought with its glimpses into the microscopic world.
Partners: Mona Lisa Productions, ARTE; distributed through Zodiak Entertainment
Wrapping: June 2011
Volume/length: 4 X 52-minutes
Rights available: World excluding France and Germany