Unscripted

Discovery, Orion Entertainment head to Kodiak Island

U.S. net Discovery Channel has commissioned Kodiak, a four-part series following the lives of three families living and hunting on the remote Kodiak Island, off the coast of Alaska.
November 4, 2013

U.S. net Discovery Channel has commissioned Kodiak, a four-part series following the lives of three families living and hunting on the remote Kodiak Island, off the coast of Alaska.

The island is made up of 3,500 square miles of “virtually untouched, harsh Alaskan wilderness, frequented by deadly predators and erratic weather,” according to the network. The show will premiere next year and is being produced by Orion Entertainment and Discovery Studios.

“Alaska has always been surrounded by a veil of mystique, and several of our highest-rated shows take place there,” said Denise Contis, Discovery Channel’s exec VP of production and development.

“Now we are excited to introduce our viewers to the legendary forests and waters of Kodiak Island, one of the most dangerous and isolated places on Earth.”

Chris Dorsey is the exec producer for Orion, Daniel Soiseth is the EP for Discovery Studios, and Joseph Boyle is the EP for the network. Zander Kanefield is the associate producer.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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