Unscripted

Smithsonian Channel readies “Flying High with Phil Keoghan”

The Amazing Race host and New Zealand native Phil Keoghan is prepping to take viewers on a journey through New Zealand in Smithsonian Channel’s new special, Flying High with Phil Keoghan. Throughout the special, ...
July 12, 2017

The Amazing Race host and New Zealand native Phil Keoghan is prepping to take viewers on a journey through New Zealand in Smithsonian Channel’s new special, Flying High with Phil Keoghan.

Throughout the special, Keoghan meets with some of New Zealand’s iconic and global celebrities in the new program, produced by No Opportunity Wasted.

Keoghan (pictured, right) meets with famous faces such as Academy Award-winning director and World War I aircraft enthusiast Peter Jackson and the world’s fastest female rally driver, Emma Gilmour. He also touches base with inventors, entrepreneurs, comedians and his father, a plant scientist. Keoghan even shares a glass of red wine with Jurassic Park actor Sam Neill.

“It’s the people that give places their own personality, and that was the foundation for creating this special,” Keoghan said, in a statement. “Beyond the stunning landscape, I wanted to share the stories of the passionate people of New Zealand – the unique characters who epitomize what the country is really made of.”

Charles Poe and David Royle serve as executive producers for Smithsonian Channel.

Flying High with Phil Keoghan premieres Aug. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel.

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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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