Platform agnostic natural history prodco Love Nature is rolling out production on two blue-chip natural history programs: America’s Wild Seasons and a special stand-alone episode titled America’s Wild Border.
America’s Wild Seasons (4 x 60 minutes) celebrates the American wilderness over the course of the four seasons. The program is set to launch in Canada in November, followed by 42 territories in EMEA, Asia and Latin America in December and in the U.S. on Smithsonian Channel in 2020.
America’s Wild Border (1 x 60 minutes; pictured) picks up where Wild Seasons ends but focuses on the U.S./Canada border, the longest international boundary between any two countries in the world. This one-episode special is set to deliver in summer 2020.
Both programs are produced by Bruce Whitty with executive producers Jeff Morales and Lynn Booth. James Manfull executive produces for Love Nature. The two projects are produced by Tamarin Productions and MBM TV in association with Smithsonian Channel.
“Working with some of the best natural history cinematographers in the world means we were able to capture incredible animal behavior in 4K. We want to bring viewers beautiful sequences of iconic America wildlife stories plus highlight some surprising behaviors,” said Carlyn Staudt, EVP of Love Nature, in a statement. “Both America’s Wild Seasons and America’s Wild Border are great examples of high-end programs Love Nature 4K seeks out and commissions.”
“This series allows us to tell the story of America’s wildlife that is as diverse as it is beautiful,” added Tria Thalman, executive producer of natural history at Smithsonian Networks. “Our viewers have a real appreciation for this country’s natural heritage and it’s exactly the type of programming that our audience will respond to for many years.”
Both programs are currently available for pre-sales through Blue Ant International.