NGC, Nat Geo Wild to simulcast “Secret Life of Predators”

The four-part, blue chip event is produced by National Geographic Television and hosted by naturalist Boone Smith (pictured).
July 3, 2013

National Geographic Channel and sister network Nat Geo Wild will simulcast its upcoming blue-chip miniseries The Secret Life of Predators in September.

The four-parter, produced by National Geographic Television and hosted by Boone Smith (Snow Leopard of Afghanistan, American Cougar), showcases 45 different animal species in 18 countries around the world, spotlighting both known and surprising predators and the methods they use to track prey and kill. Airing on September 20 and 27 during Nat Geo’s ‘Night of Exploration’ strand, each episode will feature a different ecosystem and the predators within it.

“At National Geographic Channels, we are always looking for ways to do natural history bigger and better, and this four-part, incredible event will travel the globe with the best cameramen and women to find new and totally surprising stories of the animal kingdom’s hunters that few people know about,” said National Geographic Channels CEO David Lyle in a statement.

“This film captures animal behaviors that were never filmed before – some were never witnessed by scientists,” added National Geographic Television series producer Sue Houghton. “From the oceans, forests, open spaces and edge of land, we will show that nature’s carnivores aren’t just brutal and powerful, they are mysterious and mesmerizing.”

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