NAT GEO WILD UNLEASHES THE WILD SIDE OF COSTA RICA IN NEW SEASON OF DIGITAL SERIES "UNTAMED"
Season Two Set to Launch November 2017 Across National Geographic's Social and Digital Platforms
Check out Untamed on Social Media With #WildUntamed
(WASHINGTON, DC, AND BEVERLY HILLS, CA - July 25, 2017) Nat Geo WILD announced today the second season of popular digital series Untamed, premiering online in November 2017 across National Geographic's digital platforms. Join charismatic wildlife filmmaker Filipe DeAndrade and his two best friends as they venture to the biodiverse ecosystems of Costa Rica - a land of breathtaking landscapes, exotic species and pristine coastlines - to tell the stories of the local wildlife that are almost too beautiful to believe.
In its second season, Untamed will give audiences an immersive experience into the most unique and unimaginable wildlife stories that Costa Rica has to offer, through 10 episodes that will be driven by exclusive content across National Geographic's digital and social platforms. The focus on social media content this season will allow audiences to dive even deeper into the Untamed world. DeAndrade and friends will explore world-renowned phenomena, intricate details and extraordinary behaviors of some of Costa Rica's most iconic species, like jaguars, howler monkeys and fer-de-lance vipers.
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"For season two of Untamed, we wanted a location that provided the highest density of wildlife behavior and animal ambassadors that would command viewers' attention," said DeAndrade. "Costa Rica is that location. This is a country where a deep appreciation for the natural world isn't a tourism gimmick, it's a way of life. The animals that inhabit Costa Rica are left to experience life the way they are meant to - wild and free. Our aim for this season is to encourage viewers to leave predictable behind and jump into a world where curiosity inspires exploration."
Whether they are using cutting-edge technology to capture dramatic slow-motion footage of hummingbirds, or pulling all-nighters to capture the worldwide spectacle of thousands of synchronized olive ridley sea turtles storming the beaches to nest, the Untamed crew will continue to deliver fascinating stories of our planet's amazing species.
Production of season two of Untamed is currently underway. Fans can keep up with DeAndrade and his production partners McKenzie Barney and Brian Moghari as they explore Costa Rica through their Instagram accounts @filipe_deandrade and @thecomforttheory, as well as Nat Geo WILD's Instagram and Facebook accounts.
About Filipe DeAndrade
When filmmaker Filipe DeAndrade won Nat Geo WILD's WILD TO INSPIRE short film competition in 2015, he never dreamed that the opportunity would lead to his own wildlife series. However, his winning short film, " Adapt," left audiences and judges moved and inspired, proving to Nat Geo WILD just how much experience and unmistakable talent the aspiring filmmaker possessed. Now, DeAndrade's dream of using his passion for filmmaking to showcase his love for wildlife has become a reality. A native of Brazil, nature courses through his veins. DeAndrade's main mission behind his work is to inspire others to fall in love with the wild. He believes that when you love something, you fight to protect it.
Untamed is produced for Nat Geo WILD by Comfort Theory. For Comfort Theory, director/cinematographer is Filipe DeAndrade, producer is McKenzie Barney and cinematographer/editor is Brian Moghari. For Nat Geo WILD, executive producer is Jean-Paul Polo and executive vice president and general manager is Geoff Daniels.
About Comfort Theory
Comfort Theory is a full-service film production company that specializes in telling stories of natural history and exploration. Whether we are working with clients or creating our own original content, we believe in the power of bold, shiver-inducing storytelling to create powerful connections. We have a theory that when nothing is certain, anything is possible. We call this the Comfort Theory, and it lives at the core of everything we produce. For more information, visit www.comforttheory.com or follow us on Instagram @thecomforttheory.
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