Channel 5 Commissions Shark Series


Channel 5 has commissioned Crackit Productions and GroupM Motion Entertainment to produce the natural history series Shark (w.t.).

The three-parter will take a look at different aspects of the shark, from attacks, conservation and survivor stories to examining its anatomy. Experts will also explain what can be done to ensure the endangered predators can survive.

Firsthand shark attack survivor stories will be brought to life by UCG and archive.

Elaine Hackett, CEO at Crackit, said: “For three incredible nights, we’ll be bringing the world’s most fearsome predators into the homes of the Channel 5 audience. Each episode will be a mixture of shocking and terrifying stories with plenty of teeth and bite—but always reminding us why we need to value and look after these extraordinary beasts and why they remain a valued part of the ecosystem.”

Federico Ruiz, commissioning editor at Channel 5, added: “This series is a visceral, thrilling, white-knuckle ride. There are few things more terrifying than a shark attack, as recent news reports illustrate. After this, you’ll think twice before stepping into your bath.”

Melanie Darlaston, executive producer at GroupM Motion Entertainment, said: “It’s a pleasure to be working with Crackit on this series which explores exactly why these fearsome creatures are the ocean’s apex predators and why they deserve our respect and protection.”