Nat Geo Wild signs on for more “Animal Fight Night”

U.S. net Nat Geo Wild has signed on for a second series of Arrow Media-produced wildlife show Animal Fight Night (pictured), premiering Stateside on August 18.
July 29, 2014

U.S. net Nat Geo Wild has signed on for a second series of Arrow Media-produced wildlife show Animal Fight Night (pictured), premiering Stateside on August 18.

The show – which premiered last October as a three-part series – showcases same-species fights and dissects the science behind animals’ tactics and bodily weapons using CGI, slow-mo replays and pop-up infographics. The series has been recommissioned for six hour-long episodes.

“The world’s passion for animals is well known and is growing all the time,” said Tom Brisley, joint creative director of Arrow Media, in a statement. “We feel that we are able to bring a new angle on what is a fantastically rich area, by combining great storytelling with scientific insight and great CGI techniques.

“We’re excited about building our portfolio of animal-related content and have a very rich slate of animal-related projects coming through.”

Animal Fight Night was commissioned by Janet Vissering, senior VP of development and production for Nat Geo Wild. The series will premiere in the U.S. on August 18 at 9 p.m. EST/PST before rolling out internationally in September.

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