Category : Factual
& Arts TV
Date : 29.03.2004
The BBC has secured the UK free television rights to the futuristic
natural history series The Future Is Wild, in a deal
with British production company The Future is Wild Ltd and its distribution
partner ZDF Enterprises Gmbh.
The ground-breaking documentary series takes viewers to Planet Earth
millions of years into the future.
Using cutting-edge computer-generated images, the thirteen part series
imagines a world where people have been wiped out by massive climatic
and geological changes, and explores what the planet might look like
and the kind of creatures that could survive such changes.
A wide range of experts were involved in the series' development, to
ensure that the futuristic creatures - including monster rodents the
size of sheep - were credible.
They predicted that the earth would go through several phases: Ice
World, Hothouse World and New World.
To capture these worlds as accurately as possible a Natural History
team travelled to remote locations around the world and state-of-the-art
animation helped bring these creatures to life.
Head of Series, BBC Acquisitions, Sue Deeks said: "I'm delighted that
the BBC has bought this high-quality production which offers a fascinating
and entertaining insight into the possible future of our planet - and
is a must for all natural history viewers."
Series Creator, John Adams said: "The Future Is Wild is a fun, imaginative
and exciting way of looking at future evolution."
The Future is Wild will be shown on BBC TWO this autumn.
Notes to Editors
The Future is Wild was first broadcast in 2003 on The Animal Planet
channel in the USA.