Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan premieres January 21 on OLN

From Lord of the Rings to Wild Things, internationally renowned actor Dominic Monaghan (Lost) takes viewers on an exhilarating search for some of the most frightening insects and reptiles on the planet.

Premiering Monday, Jan. 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings) on OLN, Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan invites viewers along an intimate, action packed journey as Monaghan struggles to hunt down and get up close and personal with some of the most dangerous and elusive creatures known to man.

Travelling to four continents and eight countries across the globe, Monaghan encounters a lively mix of locals, quirky experts, and a host of creatures that inhabit these strange and wonderfully wild places. From pursuing a million swarming army ants in the rainforests of Ecuador, to infiltrating the “black market” insect trade in Cameroon, to facing off with a deadly scorpion in the arid deserts of Namibia, Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan reminds viewers that “getting there” is the real adventure.
In the premiere episode, Monaghan travels from the snake-infested rice paddies of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta to a crocodile filled lake in search of the venomousGiant Water Bug. This hideous underwater creature is the size of a man’s hand and has an excruciatingly painful bite that literally liquefies flesh.

Monaghan is best known for his role as Meriadoc ‘Merry’ Brandybuck in the movie adaptations of Lord of the Rings and as Charlie Pace in the television series Lost. A true nature lover, Monaghan’s love for insects and reptiles developed during his childhood and remains to this day.

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