Nat Geo WILD Orders Horror Nature Show from Walking Dead Team


Nat Geo WILD has greenlit Dead by Dawn, the first-ever horror nature series, from Skybound Entertainment (The Walking Dead) and Love Productions.

Dead by Dawn uses horror movie-inspired storytelling techniques to illustrate the struggle for survival that takes place in the wild after the sun goes down. The six-part show will visit such locations as Costa Rica, Indonesia and the U.S. It will being rolling out in 140 countries and 38 languages in January 2019.

Dead by Dawn is a great example of how Nat Geo WILD continues to find new ways to showcase the real, incredible drama of the natural world, and we could not be more thrilled to collaborate with the creative minds at Skybound Entertainment and Love Productions on this exciting, edge-of-your-seat series,” said Janet Han Vissering, the senior VP of development and production at Nat Geo WILD. “Nature can often be more frightening than fiction, and I think viewers will find that this genre mashup of horror with natural history provides a refreshing and entertaining new look at the realities of life in the animal kingdom.”

Bryan and Sean Furst, co-presidents of film and TV at Skybound, added: “At Skybound we are fans of genre content told in compelling and new ways. Combining our passion for horror with Nat Geo WILD’s expertise in science and wildlife and Love Productions’ proficiency in storytelling for global audiences is an extremely exciting opportunity. We can’t wait to share stories of life and death in nature through this new lens.”