Animal Planet orders three “Wild” docs from Parthenon

The U.S. cable net has commissioned Wild Alaska (pictured), Wild Appalachia and Wild Hawaii as part of its 'Wild' strand of blue-chip wildlife specials.
May 31, 2012

U.S. cable net Animal Planet has commissioned three blue chip wildlife documentaries about remote parts of the United States from Parthenon Entertainment.

The three projects are the latest installments in the Bristol, UK-based prodco’s ‘Wild’ strand of natural history programs. Wild Alaska (1 x 120-minutes) will examine how animals in the northernmost state are adapting to its extreme landscapes; Wild Appalachia (1 x 60-minutes) will delve into the forests of the Appalachian mountain region and its inhabitants; and Wild Hawaii (1 x 60-minutes) will explore the mountains, beaches, bays and choral gardens of the Pacific island state.

“We are excited to continue our successful multi-year relationship with Parthenon to bring to the foreground and celebrate these surprising and remarkable range of environments many of which are locations of animal planet’s ongoing series,” said Rick Holzman, senior VP of programming at Animal Planet.

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