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Vice TV, Vice World News order “Unknown Amazon with Pedro Andrade” from Icon Films

UK indie prodco Icon Films announced a joint commission from Vice TV and Vice World News to produce new doc series Unknown Amazon with Pedro Andrade. The 6 x 60-minute series explores the ...
February 12, 2021

UK indie prodco Icon Films announced a joint commission from Vice TV and Vice World News to produce new doc series Unknown Amazon with Pedro Andrade.

The 6 x 60-minute series explores the diversity of Amazonia and the local people who make it their home.

Hosted by Andrade (pictured), a Brazilian author and journalist, the series will take audiences through the Amazon Basin to explore the current-day Amazonia and the complex issues and conflicts that people who live there experience.

Andrade, who is based in New York, is also the host of Pedro Pelo Mondo, the highest rated show on Brazilian network Globo. Stateside, Andrade has appeared on Nightline and Good Morning America, and has previously hosted his own show on NBC, and has appeared on Vice and Fusion.

Unknown Amazon with Pedro Andrade will debut on Vice TV in 2021 in the U.S. and globally.

The series was jointly commissioned by Vice TV and Vice World News. Executive producers for Icon Films are Stephen McQuillan, Laura Marshall and Andrade. The series director is Charlie Bingham. Falguni Lakhani Adams is executive producer for Vice TV and Kristen Burns is EP for Vice World News. The series is distributed worldwide by Vice Distribution.

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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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