ITV plots blue-chip natural history project
ITV is looking for international broadcasting partners to collaborate on its first blue-chip natural history programme in almost 20 years.
According to Deadline, ITV is lining up a doc with the working title A Year on Planet Earth, to be produced by Hostile Planet indie Plimsoll Productions.
This would be its first major natural history production since Anglia Television’s Survival, which ran on the broadcaster for 40 years between 1961 and 2001.
Broadcast understands ITV has been pitching the planned show to broadcasters and distributors in LA and will take it to Mipcom in October.
The doc is being overseen by Plimsoll creative director Tom Hugh-Jones, who was showrunner on BBC’s Planet Earth II, and the indie’s head of wildlife Martha Holmes.
It is understood the high-end series will showcase the impact of Earth’s journey around the sun on the planet and its inhabitants.