11 DEC 2020

BLUE ANT INTERNATIONAL LICENSES "A WILD YEAR ON EARTH" TO BBC AMERICA

The six-part docu-series is produced by Northern Pictures, and narrated by actor and "Downton Abbey" star, Laura Carmichael. BBC America will premiere the series in early 2021 as part of Wonderstruck, the 24-hour destination dedicated to wildlife and natural history programming.

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Blue Ant International confirmed the sale of blue-chip specialist factual series, "A Wild Year on Earth" to BBC America. The six-part docu-series is produced by Northern Pictures, and narrated by actor and "Downton Abbey" star, Laura Carmichael. Each episode is packed with stunning footage and stories that illustrate the deep connection between wildlife and the natural environment. BBC America will premiere the series in early 2021 as part of Wonderstruck, the 24-hour destination dedicated to wildlife and natural history programming.

“BBC America is the perfect home for this stunning, blue-chip natural history series,” says Ludo Dufour, SVP, International Co-Productions and Sales, Blue Ant International. “The episodes provide multi-faceted viewpoints on wildlife and nature at a time when audiences are more engaged than ever with the future of our natural world.”

“Laura Carmichael leads us on an epic journey through the seasons of our amazing and unpredictable planet,” says Courtney Thomasma, Executive Director, BBC America. “At this unprecedented time, we’ve never been more committed to providing access and promoting connection to our natural world. We look forward to sharing A Wild Year on Earth with U.S. viewers as part of our 24-hour destination for wildlife and wonder, Wonderstruck, in 2021.”

"A Wild Year on Earth" is an epic, six-part documentary series that provides a visually stunning journey of the natural world’s most awe-inspiring seasonal events including migration, rebirth, and transformation. Incredible 4K footage, shot across Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, North America, and South America provides dramatic viewpoints such as black kites hunting in the flames of wildfire. Over the course of a turbulent year, the series reveals how the natural world and all of its creatures are profoundly connected to the Earth’s seasonal patterns, which, in the 21st Century, are becoming more extreme and dangerously unpredictable. Month by month, the series also charts the rhythms of the human calendar, through ritual and celebration. 

The show was originally commissioned by Love Nature, a family-friendly wildlife and nature brand with online and linear platforms reaching 200 million homes around the world. Karina Holden is Executive Producer and Daniella Ortega serves as Series Producer. Blue Ant International handles international licensing.