UK broadcaster ITV has ordered a three-part docuseries which follows the 8,000 mile Arctic journey of English comedian Alexander Armstrong from ITV Studios-owned Shiver.
With the expedition beginning in Scandinavia, the hour-long episodes will feature Armstrong’s endeavors through the frigid 40-below climates as he travels westward onto Iceland, through Canada and Alaska, before concluding on the international dateline.
Land Of The Midnight Sun will premiere later this year on ITV and is exec produced by Jeremy Phillips, series produced by Jamie Batten and series directed by Dominic Ozanne for Shiver.
“We think of the Arctic as a desolate wasteland, but Land Of The Midnight Sun will shatter that perception,” Jeremy Phillips, executive producer at Shiver, said in a statement. “Alexander is the ideal presenter, as he’s not afraid to take on every challenge to discover this magical world of jaw-dropping spectacle and confound our expectations.”
“This has been an incredible journey, a chance to get up close to the beauty of the Arctic region and see how magnificently nature appears in the extreme cold. But the real joy of the series was meeting the extraordinary people who live at sub-zero for so much of their lives,” Armstrong added.
Accompanying the 3 x 60-minute series is a book deal brokered by ITV Studios Global Entertainment in partnership with Transworld Publishers detailing the presenter’s Arctic adventures.