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Animal Planet to Premiere New Jeremy Wade Series


Biologist Jeremy Wade is making his return to Animal Planet with the new series Jeremy Wade’s Dark Waters, which is set to premiere on the channel next month.

In Jeremy Wade’s Dark Waters, Wade will investigate a number of baffling, unsolved underwater mysteries. He’ll bring viewers along as he explores remote locales, visits islands lost in time and heads out into the open ocean. Wade will tackle reports about fish species suddenly disappearing, unexplained sightings of mythical beasts, once-thriving rivers that are now empty and more. Jeremy Wade’s Dark Waters, produced for Animal Planet by Icon Films, will bow on the network on April 21, at 9 p.m.

Episodes of the first season of Jeremy Wade’s Dark Waters will include “Italy’s Lake Monster,” “Alaska’s Lost River Kings” and “Return of the Outback Beast.” The program will be complemented with an original four-episode digital mid-form series on Animal Planet GO, Dark Waters: How to Catch a River Monster. The digital series also will be released weekly on Facebook and on YouTube.

“These are detective stories with a difference—fishy tales from remote waters, and from right under our noses,” said Wade. “If anybody thought that by now I’d seen it all, you’re in for a surprise—as I was.”

Global President of Animal Planet Susanna Dinnage, said: “Jeremy is adventurous, passionate and one of our best storytellers. We look forward to sharing new stories and mysteries with our audiences across all screens around the globe.”

Laura Marshall, CEO of Icon Films, added: “Once again Jeremy invites us to wade back into the water and takes us with him across the globe, connecting with people and stories, in his entirely original and immersive style.”

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