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The Future Is Wild says BBC

Category : Factual & Arts TV
Date : 29.03.2004
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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.



Category : Factual & Arts TV
Date : 29.03.2004
Printable version


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