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Sky 1 commissions natural history series from Offspring

Bristol-based Offspring Films has been commissioned to make three new natural history series for Sky 1 television. The bulk order follows the success of Offspring’s An Amazing Animal Family series. The 3×60′ ...
July 5, 2017

Bristol-based Offspring Films has been commissioned to make three new natural history series for Sky 1 television.

The bulk order follows the success of Offspring’s An Amazing Animal Family series.

The 3×60′ series will be fronted by presenter Patrick Aryee, executive produced by Offspring’s award-winning founder Alex Williamson and overseen for Sky’s factual commissioning editor Siobhan Mulholland.

The first series, One Wild Day is in production and due to air early in 2018.

“Offspring’s fresh, modern, approach to natural history storytelling really appeals to the Sky audience,” said Williamson, in a statement. “In the new programs, we’re looking at a very different set of wildlife stories, but in the same winning style. Tackling each series with new innovations, we’re using the latest film-making technologies to capture stunning visuals and really bring the natural world to life.”

Offspring’s earliest two multi-part productions for Sky 1, Big Cats (2015) and Monkey (2016) were in the An Amazing Animal Family format. Both are now being distributed internationally by Sky Vision.

The Amazing Animal Family series wraps up this month with Patrick Aryee taking a globe-trotting look at the origins, evolution, wild relatives and variety of man’s best friend – the dog.

Episode one of Dogs: An Amazing Animal Family (pictured) airs on Sky 1 on Thursday, July 13 9 p.m. with episodes two and three showing at the same time on July 20 and 27, prior to again being distributed worldwide by Sky Vision.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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