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Animal Planet Slates Long-Form Series with YouTube Star


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Wilderness Productions is prepping a new original series for Animal Planet led by YouTube personality Coyote Peterson.

Animal Planet is exclusively working with Peterson to develop a new long-form TV show featuring wild expeditions and rare up-close animal experiences. The program is due to debut on the network next year. Peterson is best know as host of the popular Brave Wildness channel on YouTube.

“Coyote is curious, fearless and very passionate about animals and animal conservation, inspiring a whole new generation of animal enthusiasts,” said Kurt Tondorf, Animal Planet’s senior VP of development. “We are delighted Coyote’s bringing his infectious enthusiasm and knowledge to Animal Planet. We look forward to sharing his new animal adventures with his ‘Coyote Pack’ of fans and our audiences across all screens around the globe.”

“My entire life I have been fascinated with animals and my goal has always been to share this passion with the rest of the world,” noted Peterson. “Producing a series for Animal Planet is a dream come true, and their global platform will allow us to proudly promote a message of education and a continued drive toward the conservation of countless animal species. This is the big leagues for us, and not only are we excited, but we have never been more ready for the journey ahead!”

“The road leading to this opportunity has been paved in grit, determination, friendship, and most of all, a profound enthusiasm for what we love to do: sharing our wildlife adventures with the world,” added Mark Vins, director. “Now that we’ve partnered with Animal Planet, we will have the honor of doing so from the biggest stage for nature programs, and we couldn’t be more excited.”








About Joanna Padovano Tong

Joanna Padovano Tong is the managing editor of World Screen. She can be reached at jpadovano@worldscreen.com.

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