UK broadcaster ITV has ordered a 4 x 60-minute factual series titled Life at the Extreme, on the world’s most extraordinary animals, from Bristol-based Plimsoll Productions.
The series finds presenter Davina McCall travelling across various continents to the world’s most hostile environments in order to understand how species such as cheetahs, polar bears and whales make their homes there.
According to Plimsoll Productions, “By living alongside local people, scientists, tribes and the animals themselves, McCall will test the limits of her own endurance and provide viewers a better understanding of how ‘extreme’ extreme can be.”
Life at the Extreme is commissioned for ITV by Andrew O’Connell, factual commissioning editor, and Richard Klein, director of factual. Executive producers for Plimsoll Productions include Martha Holmes, Gavin Henderson and Grant Mansfield.
“We’re very excited to be working with Davina McCall on a series where fascinating wildlife meets adventure – an area of programming we’re keen to continue exploring,” said Holmes, head of wildlife for Plimsoll Productions, in a statement.