DRG picks up four WildBear series

The U.K-based distributor has acquired the rights to four factual series from the Australian prodco, including Snake Boss (pictured).
August 10, 2016

U.K.-based independent distributor DRG has acquired the rights to four series from Australian factual producer WildBear Entertainment.

Snake Boss, which includes two series, 10 x 30 episodes each, features the exploits of Brisbane, Australia-based, thrill-seeking mother of two Julia Baker (pictured), who turned her back on a career as a pastry chef to become a professional snake catcher. Snake Boss is produced by WildBear Entertainment and Flickchicks with the assistance of Screen Queensland. The show’s first series originally aired on Animal Planet in Australia and internationally, with series two set to debut this autumn. DRG has secured second window rights for the first series and full rights for series two, excluding Australia.

Factual series Supersize Structures (6 x 60 minutes) investigates some of the biggest ever enterprises in construction, manufacturing and civil engineering. Some of the structures covered include a new mile-high tower in the Saudi Arabian port city of Jeddah, which is twice as tall as the Empire State Building; and the cruise ship Oasis of the Seas, which is five times the size of the Titanic.

History series The 101 Who Made the Twentieth Century (8 x 60 minutes) takes a look at the impact made by 101 people involved in the most significant events and stories of the last century. Using archive material and the observations of a variety of experts, the show looks at the likes of Nelson Mandela, Josef Stalin, Alan Turing, Steve Jobs, Muhammad Ali, Amelia Earhart and Bill Gates and the impact they had in making the Twentieth Century the world’s most dramatic to date.

Lastly, DRG has secured the rights to Baby Animals Around the World, the third season of the popular Baby Animals series consisting of 10 x 60-minute episodes.

Earlier this month, WildBear announced it had hired former ABC Australia and Essential Media and Entertainment exec Alan Erson as managing director.

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