BBC America Renews ‘Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan’

Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan
'Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan' - Photo Credit: © Bugzilla Productions Inc / Brian Bowen Smith/BBC

BBC America is ready to get wild once again with the renewal of Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan. Monaghan, best known for playing a hobbit in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, stars in the adventure series, playing host as he “takes viewers on a heart-pumping adventure to the most remote corners of the globe in search of the biggest, scariest and most exotic animals on the planet.” Season two will air in 2014.

The series was recently nominated for a Critics’ Choice award in the Best Reality Series category.

“I’m excited to travel the world and continue to tell stories about the rare and beautiful animals we share this planet with on season two of Wild Things,” said Dominic Monaghan. “Thanks to all the fans and to BBC AMERICA for all their support on a project that means so much to me.”

Perry Simon, General Manager, BBC AMERICA added: “The first season of Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan was an amazing thrill ride that introduced viewers to fascinating rare creatures and exotic locales, and we can’t wait to set off on new journeys with Dominic. His vast knowledge of these animals and infectious enthusiasm make him the perfect host for this signature BBC AMERICA adventure series.”

The Plot:

In each episode, Monaghan takes viewers along on an intimate, action-packed quest as he ventures to track down and get up close and personal with some of the planet’s most rare and life-threatening animals. Season one saw him on the hunt for millions of flesh-slicing army ants in the steamy rainforests of Ecuador, searching for a giant venomous centipede in the caves of Venezuela, and facing off with a deadly scorpion in the arid deserts of Namibia.