OLN, BBC America and Channel 5 in the U.K. announced today that production is underway for their newest original travel-adventure series, Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan.
Exploring some of the most remote corners of the globe, the series follows actor Dominic Monaghan (Lost, Lord of the Rings) as he searches for the biggest, baddest and weirdest insects on the planet.
A co-production commissioned by OLN, BBC America and Channel 5, the series is produced by Cream Productions and Wildfire Television and is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
It is scheduled to film in Ecuador, Venezuela, Cameroon, Namibia, Thailand and Borneo. Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan will premiere later this year on OLN.
“OLN is excited to be working with someone as talented and passionate about the natural world around him as Dominic Monaghan,” said Claire Freeland, Director of Original programming, Rogers Media Television. “Dominic’s off-the-beaten-path adventures and danger-loving side is a great fit for OLN and will undoubtedly be a great addition to the stations adrenaline-pumping action and adventure entertainment.”
In each episode, Monaghan takes the viewer along on an intimate, action-packed quest as he struggles to track down and get up-close-and-personal with some of the planet’s most rare and life-threatening insects. Whether he’s on the hunt for a few million flesh-slicing army ants in the steamy rainforests of Ecuador, searching for a giant venomous centipede in the caves of Venezuela, or facing off with a deadly scorpion in the arid deserts of Namibia, each episode of Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan takes viewers on a heart-pumping adventure.
“I have been obsessed and interested in nature all my life,” said Dominic Monaghan. “This show brings together years of excited preparation by finally creating a series that demonstrates my love for travel, animals, adventure and people.”
Dominic Monaghan is best known for his role in the movie adaptations of Lord of the Rings and as Charlie Pace in Lost. A true nature lover, Monaghan’s knowledge and love for insects and reptiles developed during his childhood and remains to this day.
Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan is an OLN original production and produced by Cream Productions and Wildfire Television, in association with BBC America and Channel Five. Executive Producers are Dave Brady and Co- Executive Producer Jenn Kuzmyk Ruch for Cream Productions and Philip Clarke and Simon Raikes for Wildfire Television. Paul Kilback is the Series Producer. Claire Freeland is Director of Original Programming, Rogers Media Television and Marni Goldman is Production Executive for Rogers Original Programming. Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan will be distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
OLN’s ongoing support of Canadian independent productions has been a major contributor to the success of series such as Mantracker, Survivorman, Departures, Beyond Survival, Word Travels, Ed’s Up, Angry Planet and Which Way To.