Video Interview: Secrets of the Octopus’s Creative Team

The third installment of National Geographic’s Secrets of… franchise, Secrets of the Octopus, delves into the underwater creatures that are almost like aliens on Earth. National Geographic Explorer Dr. Alex Schnell hosts the series, introducing viewers to the creatures’ physical characteristics—like their three hearts, blue blood and ability to squeeze through any space the size of their eyeballs—and their high intelligence, tool use and communication skills.

Schnell, executive producer Adam Geiger and companion book author Sy Montgomery take TV Real Weekly behind the scenes of the series, discussing gaining the octopuses’ trust, the underwater filming process, James Cameron’s involvement in the project and why Paul Rudd was an ideal narrator.