NAT GEO WILD GREENLIGHTS "DEAD BY DAWN," A FIRST-EVER HORROR NATURE SERIES FROM THE MAKERS OF "THE WALKING DEAD"
GENRE-BUSTING SERIES REVEALS MOTHER NATURE'S SADISTIC SIDE
Dead by Dawn Premieres January 2019 on Nat Geo WILD
(WASHINGTON, D.C. - Oct. 31, 2018) Nat Geo WILD announced today the greenlight of Dead by Dawn, a new six-part series that brings horror to nature. From Skybound Entertainment (creators of "The Walking Dead") and Love Productions, Dead by Dawn is the first-ever horror nature series. This genre-bending series showcases the horror that is reality in the wild when the sun goes down. Each episode offers its own unique twist on horror, inspired by classic, modern and cult classic films, and uses innovative storytelling techniques to infuse suspense, tension and eeriness into the terrifyingly real stories of life in the wild ... after dark.
Dead by Dawn will premiere in 140 countries and 38 languages. For more information, visit www.natgeowild.com or our press site www.natgeotvpressroom.com.
Dead by Dawn delivers captivating and excellent visuals and storytelling while audaciously leaning into classic horror folly and memorable, distinctive soundtracks alongside suspenseful nature stories that begin just before sunset and end just after sunrise. Each episode features wildlife in a different country, from Costa Rica to Indonesia to the swamps of the USA. Once the sun goes down, creatures of the night battle for survival. It's a countdown until dawn, and only the strongest and luckiest will live to see the sunrise. Warning: Be prepared to scream!
"Dead by Dawn is a great example of how Nat Geo WILD continues to find new ways to showcase the real, incredible drama of the natural world, and we could not be more thrilled to collaborate with the creative minds at Skybound Entertainment and Love Productions on this exciting, edge-of-your-seat series," said Janet Han Vissering, senior vice president of development and production at Nat Geo WILD. "Nature can often be more frightening than fiction, and I think viewers will find that this genre mashup of horror with natural history provides a refreshing and entertaining new look at the realities of life in the animal kingdom."
"At Skybound we are fans of genre content told in compelling and new ways. Combining our passion for horror with Nat Geo WILD's expertise in science and wildlife and Love Productions' proficiency in storytelling for global audiences is an extremely exciting opportunity," said Bryan and Sean Furst, co-presidents of film and TV at Skybound, in a joint statement. "We can't wait to share stories of life and death in nature through this new lens."
Dead by Dawn is produced by Skybound Entertainment and Love Productions for Nat Geo WILD. For Skybound Entertainment, executive producers are Bryan and Sean Furst, Robert Kirkman and David Alpert. For Love Productions, executive producers are Richard McKerrow, Kevin Bartel and Devon Massyn, and co-executive producers are Jeff Garcia, Ben Haslup and Myke Clarkson. For Nat Geo WILD, executive producer is Ashley Hoppin, senior vice president of development and production is Janet Han Vissering, and general manager and executive vice president is Geoff Daniels.
About National Geographic Partners LLC:
National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic's media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children's media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 130 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers ... and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.
About Skybound Entertainment
Founded in 2010, Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform entertainment company managed by partners Robert Kirkman, David Alpert and Jon Goldman. Skybound houses projects ranging from television, film, emerging platforms, comics, interactive gaming, live events and more. In 2016, the company expanded to Vancouver with the opening of its Skybound North office, working to expand Skybound's footprint into the animation and children's space with top Canadian talent. In 2018, Skybound opened GammaRay, a video content brand focused on pop culture, and expanded Skybound Games into a venture focused on publishing independently developed games.
Skybound Entertainment is responsible for television hits including "The Walking Dead," "Fear the Walking Dead," "Outcast" and "Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics," and currently holds a first-look television deal with Amazon Studios. On the film side, Skybound has a first-look deal with Universal. Robert Kirkman's second-longest-running comic series, "Invincible," will be developed for film at Universal and as an animated series for Amazon.
The interactive gaming slate includes partnerships with Starbreeze, Skydance, Scopely and more. Skybound is currently publishing comic book titles "The Walking Dead," "Oblivion Song," "Die!Die!Die!," "Outcast," "Redneck," "Gasolina," "Crude" and more.
About Love Productions
Los Angeles-based Love Productions USA is the American division of the award-winning British production company located in the U.K. and represented by Creative Artists Agency.
Love Productions USA focuses on telling compelling stories that expose viewers to diverse new worlds and influence pop culture by pushing the envelope and elevating unscripted television through premium, genre-busting content, groundbreaking TV formats and thought-provoking documentaries.
With a versatile slate, Love USA has series with Netflix, Amazon, ABC, Discovery and Nat Geo WILD. Its global media reach and production resources span four continents, in countries including Mexico, Spain, Singapore, India, Indonesia, Brazil, France, Germany and South Africa.