Daniel Dae Kim On Board to Narrate Big Pacific


DUNEDIN: NHNZ, PBS and ZDF Enterprises have revealed that actor and producer Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-0, Lost) will narrate the blue-chip series Big Pacific.

Big Pacific will make its world premiere with a screening at the upcoming MIPDoc. It will debut on TV on PBS stations this summer. The four-part documentary series uncovers secrets of the Pacific Ocean, examining animal behaviors, various species and natural phenomena.

Kim remarked, “Living in Hawaii, the Pacific Ocean is my backyard, so I’m excited to help tell the story of this magnificent body of water, especially in a way that highlights global environmental stewardship and harmony with nature.”

NHNZ’s managing director and Big Pacific executive producer, Kyle Murdoch, said, “Big Pacific is our most significant co-production to date and brings together partners from around the world. We are thrilled to be working with trusted partners CCTV9 and PBS. When we were looking for a narrator for the series it was important for all of us to find someone who was close to the Pacific and understood its power and mystique; Daniel is a natural fit.”

Fred Burcksen, ZDF Enterprises’ executive VP and COO added, “We are very excited to be on board and are certainly as passionate about this project as the entire production team. Big Pacific will be a great addition to our catalog, especially with a talented narrator like Daniel Dae Kim bringing the story to life.”

“PBS is the destination for fascinating and comprehensive science and nature programming year-round and we are excited to share Big Pacific with audiences this summer,” said Pamela Aguilar, the senior director of programming and development for PBS. “With the Pacific Ocean as his backyard, Daniel Dae Kim is uniquely positioned to help tell the stories of the ocean’s rarest and most dazzling creatures.”

Big Pacific is produced by NHNZ and co-produced with PBS and CCTV9 in association with ZDF, ZDF Enterprises and ARTE France.