Big Media to produce “Wild Science”, second series for ZDF Studios

The new 8-part documentary series will focus on the science behind some of earth’s most awe-inspiring wild animals.

26 MAR 2024

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Global production company and channel provider Big Media, and Germany' ZDF Studios are moving forward on a new documentary series entitled “Wild Science” (8 x 60'), which is scheduled to go into production in April. The announcement was made by Big Media co-founder and Global Head of Production Martin Kaše and ZDF Studios' Director Unscripted Nikolas Huelbusch.

“Wild Science” is the second series under the multi-series output deal Big Media and ZDF Studios signed in December 2023 for German-speaking territories. This new documentary series offers a captivating insight into the fascinating world of Earth's most fearsome predators. With cutting-edge CGI, visually dynamic footage, and an in-depth scientific zoological perspective, each episode sheds light on the intricate behaviors, survival strategies, and unique superpowers of each animal. From the depths of the ocean to the heart of the savannah, “Wild Science” explores the wonders of the animal kingdom, delving deep into the science behind their remarkable existence.

"For ‘Wild Science’ we enlisted a team of professionals to deploy the latest advances in AI and realistic 3D rendering to transform nature's most formidable creatures into graphic models that reveal the mechanics of each animal far beyond the limits of what a camera lens can deliver," said Big Media's Martin Kaše. "An impressive production like this could not be possible without the editorial and financial support of our partners at ZDF Studios. We're excited to work with them once again."

Nikolas Huelbusch, Director Unscripted at ZDF Studios: "Big Media continues to be a fantastic partner to ZDF Studios. Our output deal with them affords us the opportunity to get involved with productions from a first-look standpoint, and be involved from development to the fruition of the production. ‘Wild Science’ is exciting because it fits so well in our wheelhouse. We know the viewers across the territories we serve will love it."

Additional licensing deals for “Wild Science” outside of German-speaking territories are currently in the works.