The Aquarium Gets Sophomore Season


Animal Planet has greenlit season two of The Aquarium, which documents the daily behind-the-scenes happenings at Georgia Aquarium and highlights the role the center plays in global aquatic conservation.

The series premiered on May 19, attracting more than 1 million viewers. The Aquarium focuses on the stories of the thousands of animals who call the 10 million gallons of water at the Atlanta-based aquarium home, the bonds the animals share with the staff who dedicate their lives and careers to their care and Georgia Aquarium’s global conservation efforts.

Season one followed the aquarium’s biologists, researchers and aquarists during their day-to-day activities. Audiences were introduced to an array of animals with memorable stories, including southern sea otter pups Mara and Gibson, who were rescued from the California coast; African penguins Charlie and Lizzie, who have been together for 25 years; a very curious rescued green sea turtle named Tank; and a plethora of other animals that reside at the aquarium, including jellyfish and piranhas. The staffers also traveled to Cape Town, South Africa to help rehabilitate African penguins and assist in the release of a group of these penguins back into the wild.

The Aquarium is tied with Crikey! It’s the Irwins for the distinction of Animal Planet’s highest-rated freshmen series of 2019 among adults 25 to 54. U.S. audiences can stream all episodes of the show in their entirety on the Animal Planet GO app.

The series is produced for Animal Planet by Left/Right, a Red Arrow Studios company, and Copper Pot Pictures. Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman, Anneka Jones and Michael LaHaie are the executive producers, with Jessie Findlay on board as co-executive producer for Left/Right. David LaMattina and Chad Walker are the executive producers for Copper Pot Pictures.