Science Channel gets “Droned”

The Discovery-owned cable network has greenlit a series that explores the world of drones from Reckognition Productions and AirVuz.
May 26, 2016

Science Channel has greenlit a series that explores the world of drones.

Produced by Reckognition, Droned follows drone teams and their clients in the Bahamas, Mexico, Barbados, Canada and the U.S and elsewhere. The series will look at how drones are being used for various purposes, including search and rescue operations, locating sharks in the ocean and racing drones.

The series will debut on the Discovery-owned cable net in the summer. Erich Recker, Fred Paik and Ryan Haake are exec producing in conjunction with Mike Israel, Jeff Timmons and Dan Edwards of AirVuz.

Drones are a popular topic among documentary and non-fiction producers as of late. FilmRise is distributing Sonia Kennebeck’s doc about the U.S.’ drone warfare program, National Bird, and a drone-related project was among the finalists at the Realscreen Summit’s Summit Showdown competition earlier this year.

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