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History orders “American Farmer” from BoBCat

A+E Networks-owned cable channel History has commissioned Burbank-based multi-platform prodco BoBCat to produce the eight-part series American Farmer. Shot on location across the U.S., the docuseries will offer an authentic look at ...
February 7, 2018

A+E Networks-owned cable channel History has commissioned Burbank-based multi-platform prodco BoBCat to produce the eight-part series American Farmer.

Shot on location across the U.S., the docuseries will offer an authentic look at the agricultural process and the lives of five farming families from across America, told through “breathtaking visuals” and sit-down interviews.

American Farmer is currently in production.

American Farmer will put viewers on the front line of the battle farming families wage to bring dirt to life and put food on our plates,” said Eli Lehrer, EVP of programming at History, in a statement. “Their compelling, genuine stories represent the ultimate quest for the American Dream and speak to the heart of our nation.”

American Farmer represents a return to the roots of what is so special about reality television – this is an honest look at real people,” added Thom Beers (pictured), chair and co-founder of BoBCat. “When we were casting the American Farmer families, we found characters as rich, diverse and compelling as our hit series, Storage Wars. And our filmmakers are deeply embedded with these farming families for an entire season, giving us a depth of perspective that has never been seen before.”

BoBCat was founded in 2016 by former Original Productions’ founder Thom Beers, former Original president and executive producer Jeff Conroy, and former Huffington Post and AOL exec Sarah Bernard. The company places a premium on being platform agnostic, and approaches every new project through a multi-platform lens.

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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