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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.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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