ITV Studios to distribute brand new series Predators In Action (w/t)


Cheetah about to make a kill

‘Predators In Action’ (w/t) is an exciting new wildlife series for National Geographic International, produced by Bristol-based True To Nature, in association with ITV Studios. The six-part series will follow the fortunes of some of the world’s most formidable apex predators, including leopards, grey wolves and crocodiles, focusing on their high-stake hunts and the multitude of factors that contribute to their success or failure.

Combining premium specialist archive footage and innovative new VFX techniques, each episode will feature a different species and reveal ‘moment by moment’ the predatory features that are essential to overcoming the challenges to survive their world.

To bring to life these predator-prey interactions, a new 3D-graphics game engine will be used to freeze and showcase pivotal predatory events from multiple angles. These killer moments will explore hidden perspectives, biology and behaviour, all based on the latest scientific research, providing an immersive, analytical and comprehensive view of life as a top predator in the most dramatic of ways.

The series has been commissioned by Sarah Peat for National Geographic International. The Executive Producer for True To Nature is Wendy Darke and the Series Producer is Adam Oldroyd. Post production and VFXs will be provided by Doghouse Post Production. ITV Studios will handle international distribution of the series.

The creative ambition for ‘Predators In Action’ (w/t) is to reveal brand new perspectives and insights into the animal kingdom’s most prolific and iconic hunters in action.

Wendy Darke, Executive Producer, True To Nature said: “It’s great to be partnering with National Geographic International and ITV Studios for the first time on an innovative new approach, gaining fresh insights into predators in action and the attributes, skills and behaviour that give them an edge, most of the time, in the competitive natural world scenarios of predator vs prey.”

Adam Oldroyd, Series Producer says: “’Predators In Action’ (w/t) offers an exciting opportunity to combine the latest VFX and game engine technology with some of the world’s best natural history footage and examine these incredible predators from an entirely new perspective.”



About True To Nature

True To Nature is a Bristol-based independent production company founded by Wendy Darke, former Head of the BBC Natural History Unit. It specialises in innovative, world-class nature content and TV production using great story telling to create lifelong relationships between people and the natural world. Since its launch, in 2016, True to Nature has secured 36 commissions, consisting of 300+ programmes, many of which have been viewed in over 160 territories worldwide.


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