U.S. net BBC America, Canadian broadcaster OLN and UK net Channel 5 are teaming up to coproduce Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan, a travel series fronted by the LOST actor (pictured).
The 8 x 60-minutes series will see Monaghan exploring some of the most remote corners of the world in search of the biggest, scariest and weirdest insects on the planet.
The series is produced by Cream Productions and Wildfire Television, and is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment. It will premiere later this year on BBC America.
Perry Simon, general manager of channels for BBC Worldwide America, said: “Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan introduces our audience to creatures typically only seen in fantasy or science fiction.
“We are among the many fans of Dominic’s work, and it is his genuine love and knowledge of these creatures and the production team’s global ambition that inspired us to make this series an important part of our slate of new originals.”
Monaghan added: “I have been obsessed and interested in nature all my life. This show brings together years of excited preparation by finally creating a series that demonstrates my love for travel, animals, adventure and people.”
The executive producers are Dave Brady and co-executive producer Jenn Kuzmyk Ruch for Cream Productions, and Philip Clarke and Simon Raikes for Wildfire Television. Paul Kilback is the series producer.