Wade (pictured) will investigate unsolved aquatic mysteries in the series. Episodes will see Wade going to Italy, Alaska and Australia, among other locations, in search of endangered salmon, lake “monsters” and a giant species thought extinct.
The series is produced by Icon Films for Animal Planet. Laura Marshall and Andie Clare serve as executive producers for Icon. For Animal Planet, Lisa Lucas is executive producer, with Patrick Keegan serving as supervising producer.
Jeremy Wade’s Dark Waters premieres Sunday (April 21) at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Animal Planet.
The show will also have an original four-episode digital mid-form series on Animal Planet Go, Dark Waters: How to Catch a River Monster, to complement the linear show, dropping on May 14. It will also be released weekly on Facebook and on YouTube and feature detail regarding the techniques, strategy and equipment used in the main series.
“These are detective stories with a difference — fishy tales from remote waters, and from right under our noses,” said Wade in a statement. “If anybody thought that by now I’d seen it all, you’re in for a surprise — as I was.”
“Jeremy is adventurous, passionate and one of our best storytellers. We look forward to sharing new stories and mysteries with our audiences across all screens around the globe,” added global president of Animal Planet Susanna Dinnage.
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