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Science Channel preps “Hacking the Wild”

Discovery-owned Science Channel is getting ready to bow its new series Hacking the Wild.  The 6 x 60 series is produced by Ample, with Ari Mark and Phil Lott serving as executive producers alongside ...
January 26, 2017

Discovery-owned Science Channel is getting ready to bow its new series Hacking the Wild

The 6 x 60 series is produced by Ample, with Ari Mark and Phil Lott serving as executive producers alongside Science Channel’s Neil Laird.

The show, set to premiere Feb. 15 at 1o p.m. (ET/PT), follows Andy Quitmeyer, a “digital survivalist” who goes into some of the most remote parts of the world armed with everyday tech. Each episode will see him try and make his way back to civilization using only his survival skills and a “backpack’s worth of wires, laptops and tracking devices. From a remote Pacific Island to the frosty backcountry of Alaska, he is not only tasked with making it back to other people, but also with finding and cooking his food.

Quitmeyer is the world’s first “digital survivalist,” according to a release, as well as an author and authority on merging tech and nature. He’s been hired to visit remote parts of the globe to help drive scientific explorations.

News of the Hacking premiere comes on the heels of Ample’s other recent pick up: A&E is bringing back Cold Case Files, producers in association with Blumhouse Television. The 10 X 60  series, narrated by Danny Glover, delves into a single case that’s gone unsolved for years. The original series premiered in 1998 and spanned 125 episodes, picking up two Emmys along the way.

 

About The Author
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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