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ITV, Plimsoll Productions team on wildlife docuseries

A wildlife docuseries is in the works from British broadcaster ITV and Plimsoll Productions, the Hostile Planet and Yellowstone Live producer, Realscreen has confirmed. The series, tentatively titled A Year on Planet ...
September 18, 2019

A wildlife docuseries is in the works from British broadcaster ITV and Plimsoll Productions, the Hostile Planet and Yellowstone Live producer, Realscreen has confirmed.

The series, tentatively titled A Year on Planet Earth, follows the impact of the sun on the planet.

Tom Hugh-Jones, Hostile Planet showrunner and creative director of natural history at Plimsoll, Martha Holmes, head of natural history, and Andrew Jackson, president of international production and development, are overseeing the project.

Representatives are currently in Los Angeles pitching the series to U.S. broadcasters.

The news comes on the heels of Plimsoll’s recent efforts to bolster its U.S. operations with the hire of former Covert Media executive Saul Goldberg earlier this month.

In August, the natural history prodco secured a US$100 million investment from LDC, the London-based private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group. Founder Grant Mansfield said in a statement at the time that the investment would allow Plimsoll to add to its “creative firepower” and “create ever more entertaining and ambitious shows.”

Founded in 2013, Plimsoll is based in Bristol, Cardiff and Los Angeles. The company is behind more than 50 series, 14 live shows and seven films, including Rescue Dog to Super Dog, Britain’s Parking Hell and Sit Baby Sit.

In 2015, ITV ordered Plimsoll’s 4 x 60-minute factual series Life at the Extreme, about the world’s most extraordinary animals.

Deadline was the first to break the news on Sept. 18.

About The Author
Jillian Morgan is a staff writer at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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