Blue Ant Media announced two new greenlights and four renewals set to debut in 2022 and 2023 across its Canadian specialty TV platforms: Cottage Life, T+E and Love Nature. “Blue Ant’s new greenlights and renewals are exciting additions to our ever-growing portfolio of premium, scalable series that showcase remarkable storytelling across multiple genres,” says Sam Linton, VP, Head of Original Content, Canadian Media, Blue Ant Media. “We’re proud to collaborate with our esteemed production partners to bring to life this dynamic range of original programming that serves to entertain and inspire Canadian audiences.”
Overseen by Sam Linton, VP, Head of Original Content, Canadian Media, Blue Ant Media, the originals lineup includes a mix of Canadian and world broadcast premieres with several series available for licensing globally by Blue Ant International. The new documentary special Loons: A Cry from the Mist,"was made as a a celebration to the company's anniversary, as a representation of the brand. Returning to Cottage Life is season two of Dr. Savannah: Wild Rose Vet," a Blue Ant and APTN co-production that has been renewed for a second season. The series profiles rural Alberta-based veterinarian Dr. Savannah Howse-Smith as she rescues and rehabilitates animals while also exploring her newly-discovered Métis heritage.
On T+E, the horror anthology series Eli Roth Presents: A Ghost Ruined My Life" has been renewed for a second season. Executively produced by the award-winning film director, producer, writer and actor Eli Roth and Cream Productions, the Blue Ant Media and discovery+ co-production debuted to much success on T+E last October. The network will also air "Haunted Hospitals," which returns for a fourth installment this fall 2022. "Mission: Unexplained" follows military veterans as they share the terrifying, unexplained events they witnessed on the front lines.
The greenlight is part of the Blue Ant Media and Content Catalyst Fund (CCF) joint venture that backs women-led creatives in unscripted content, from development to production and distribution, for the Canadian and global marketplaces. Returning to Love Nature, the 12-part documentary series "Battle of the Alphas"" offers audiences an in-depth look at animal conflict, competition and the battle for supremacy. Season 2 of Battle of the Alphas is a Love Nature global commission, slated to air in Canada and roll out worldwide on Love Nature’s branded linear and streaming platforms in 2023. Alongside the new original commissions, Blue Ant Media announced from Prime Time two current projects in development for Blue Ant Media’s Canadian broadcast channels, with the potential for licensing both series to other content companies via Blue Ant International. The projects, Haunted Goldrush (working title) and Expedition Great White, are unscripted, original documentaries that span the paranormal, wildlife and nature genres.
Blue Ant’s new greenlights and renewals are exciting additions to our ever-growing portfolio of premium, scalable series that showcase remarkable storytelling across multiple genres. We’re proud to collaborate with our esteemed production partners to bring to life this dynamic range of original programming that serves to entertain and inspire Canadian audiences.” Sam Linton VP, Head of Original Content, Canadian Media, Blue Ant Media