The ABC has picked up a bunch of documentaries, and the third instalment of Robin Hood, from the BBC.
Life (10 x 50) is a natural history blockbuster, shot in HD, exploring the diversity of life on Earth.FFilmed on every continent and in every habitat across the world, each episode is entirely dedicated to one of the planet’s ten most important wildlife groups.
Yellowstone (3 x 50) follows the intertwining stories of the inhabitants of one of the world’s last and most spectacular wildernesses. This BBC/Animal Planet and Discovery co-production reveals the grandeur of this unique American setting as its animals struggle to survive over the course of three vividly changing seasons.
Nature’s Great Events (3 x 50), a BBC/Discovery Channel co-production in association with Wanda Films, unveils the spectacular power of nature as it witnesses the planet’s most breathtaking natural events, and follows the dramatic wildlife stories behind them.
The factual series Human Journey (5 x 50) undertakes five epic journeys across the globe and explains how humans conquered the planet. Tracing the ancient routes of our early ancestors it reveals the extraordinary and brutal challenges they faced.
The third series of hit drama series Robin Hood (produced by Tiger Aspect) has also been acquired. No airdate as yet.
ABC2 also picks up two series of the eclectic studio music show Later…with Jools Holland (9 x 60 and 7 x 60). And striking new Canadian drama series Being Erica (13 x 45) stars Erin Karpluk (The L Word) as Erica, a thirty-something failure who finds herself flung back into her teenage past in full possession of her adult mind. Being Erica is a Temple Street Productions production for CBC and BBC Worldwide.
“Given the quality and the range of this line-up, I know it will play well to ABC audiences,” added Marena Manzoufas, ABC TV’s Head of Programming. “The natural history slate in particular will be a huge draw card for our viewers.”