BBC America announced today that original adventure series Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan will return for a second season. The docu-series follows Dominic Monaghan (Lost, Lord Of The Rings) as he takes viewers to the most remote corners of the globe in search of the biggest, scariest and most exotic animals on the planet. Commissioned by BBC America, the series is produced by Cream Productions and Wildfire Television. Executive producers are David Brady and Dominic Monaghan for Cream Productions and Philip Clarke for Wildfire Television. Series producer is Marianne Kushmaniuk. Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan will debut in 2014 on BBC America.
Discovery Networks Europe has entered a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment for docu-series Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan. The eight-part show is produced by Cream/Wildfire and premiered on BBC America last night. It will air across Europe beginning with Animal Planet Nordics on February 7, followed by Animal Planet Russia and Romania. The travel-adventure series follows former Lost star Monaghan as he encounters some of the world’s most dangerous and elusive creatures. Monaghan recently told a TCA panel that he was inspired to do the show after the death of “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin. The show “is a love letter” to what Irwin “achieved and the television shows he left behind,” Monaghan said.
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The star of BBC America’s new wildlife adventure docu-series Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan said today at TCA that he was inspired to pursue his longtime dream of doing the show by the death of “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin.
“I was devastated by his death,” said Monaghan, who appeared on the panel with series producer Paul Kilback. “After I got over the initial shock of him dying [I decided] if this is not a reason for me to finally pick up the pieces and make the show, I don’t know what is.” The show “is a love letter to Steve Irwin, to what he achieved and the television shows he left behind.”