Hungry Beast returns to ABC1 next month, again hosted by Monique Schafter, Dan Ilic, Kirsten Drysdale and Nick Hayden.
The 12 week season will see a subtle shift to episodes themed around specific issues. Regular segments including Kirk Docker’s close up Voxpops, Follow The Money and The Beast File will return.
Episode One will explore “Captivity”: from life in prison and people trapped in their own bodies, to weird effects of captivity on animals and an entire nation held captive by one man.
Upcoming themes include Secrets, Waste, Faking It and Download.
Amanda Duthie, Head of Arts and Entertainment, says the series will build on its unique approach to current affairs. “Hungry Beast is a show that takes risks – in the stories they chose and the manner in which they tell them. By bringing together the serious, the unusual and the light-hearted, it will continue to resonate with audiences, in particular the under-40s.”
Executive Producer, Andrew Denton added, “In 2009 and 2010, Hungry Beast showed that journalism can evolve in new and exciting directions. Newcomers 18 months ago, the Hungry Beast team are now making names for themselves in the industry. Watch out in 2011.”
It returns Wednesday 23 March at 9.30pmon ABC1.