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BBC Studios Natural History Unit Preps Deadly Predators for CBBC


BBC Studios Natural History Unit has in the works the new seven-part series Deadly Predators for CBBC.

The program is presented by Steve Backshall, who will come face-to-face with predators across the planet to reveal the secrets of their unique predatory powers. Deadly Predators is slated to premiere on CBBC in early 2022.

Deadly Predators will feature stunts, experiments and CGI to give viewers a front row seat to some of the tricks used by the fiercest creatures in nature. Backshall will also shed light on how some of these predators are actually in need of help, looking into what’s being done around the world in conservation to save them and how one can play a part to protect them.

Deadly Predators is the latest instalment of the Natural History Unit’s Deadly 60 brand portfolio.

Backshall said: “For 14 years, I’ve been traveling the planet with Deadly 60, bringing the most iconic predators and deadly defenders to the screen. This time we wanted to dive deeper than ever before; plunging beneath the fangs, fur and feathers to find out what really makes deadly predators tick. We also find out that even the world’s fiercest predators are under threat, and work out what we can do to save them.”

Executive Producer Jo Shinner said: “Deadly Predators brings together the amazing face-to-face animal encounters of Deadly 60 with the epic stunts and CGI of Deadly Dinosaurs to illustrate the mighty power of predators—without losing sight of the dangers they face in today’s changing world. Adrenalized action in the natural world meets Mythbusters-type experiments to make a series both inspiring, educational and ultimately entertaining.”

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