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Stephen Fry to host “Dinosaur” docuseries from Mentorn Media for C5

At Sheffield DocFest, Paramount Global–owned Channel 5 announced a new science series, Dinosaur – with Stephen Fry, a four-part event series that promises to tell the definitive story of the dinosaurs’ 165 ...
June 28, 2022

At Sheffield DocFest, Paramount Global–owned Channel 5 announced a new science series, Dinosaur – with Stephen Fry, a four-part event series that promises to tell the definitive story of the dinosaurs’ 165 million years on Earth, from the dawn of the giant lizards to their ultimate extinction.

Produced by UK indie Mentorn Media, the 4 x 60-minute series utilizes cutting-edge CGI technology from Dock10, the production studio that designed virtual studios for the Tokyo Olympics, to create a virtual “Dinosaur World.” The depicted dinosaur species will be brought to life by behind-the-scenes animators, and series presenter Fry will be able to see and interact with the virtual creations in real time as he imparts facts about each one to the audience. Experts will also step into the photorealistic environment to track down dinosaurs and reveal the secrets of the prehistoric world.

Dinosaur offers everything audiences have always wanted to know in one entertaining and information-packed TV event,” said Guy Davies, who commissioned the series for Channel 5. “It will be specialist factual content but with an accessible and entertaining twist, using cutting-edge technology to really immerse the viewers in the magical and awe-inspiring world of the dinosaurs.”

“Dinosaurs have always been a passion of mine, so I jumped at the opportunity to lend my excitement and curiosity to immerse audiences back in time 250 million years,” added Fry. “It is exciting to be working with Mentorn and Dock10 to bring this world to life, and Channel 5 for the very first time, as their factual landmarks are known for cutting through and resonating with new audiences across the UK.”

Dinosaur  with Stephen Fry is executive produced by Tayte Simpson and Chris Brogden at Mentorn Media, and is co-produced by Krempelwood, which is represented by Blair Krempel and Mark Wood as executive producers. Series director is David Lee. The series will be distributed by Passion Distribution.

 

 

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