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Smithsonian Channel preps one-off “Queen of the Pythons”

Smithsonian Channel, a joint venture between Showtime and the Smithsonian Institution, is set to launch an hour-long special examining the daily life of the deadly African rock python. Queen of the ...
July 8, 2019

Smithsonian Channel, a joint venture between Showtime and the Smithsonian Institution, is set to launch an hour-long special examining the daily life of the deadly African rock python.

Queen of the Pythons will follow a 13-foot female African rock python, Africa’s largest snake and one of the six largest snake species in the world, as she navigates lethal encounters and vulnerable moments in a sub-tropical valley in South Africa. The film will follow as the nonvenomous snake kills a variety of prey for sustenance and guards her 35 eggs from nearby predators until they hatch.

Queen of the Pythons is produced by Earth Touch and Smithsonian Networks in association with National Geographic Channels.

Earth Touch’s Graeme Duane and Jess Reiss serve as producers with Smithsonian Channel’s Tim Evans and David Royle listed as executive producers.

Queen of the Pythons debuts on Smithsonian Channel on Aug. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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