Fremantle backs new docuseries Islands: Nature’s Wild Laboratories

Today, we announced our partnership with BAFTA and Emmy award-winning producer, Wall to Wall Media, to distribute brand new wildlife documentary series Islands: Nature’s Wild Laboratories across the globe.

The series, which captures six unique islands, where incredible animals adapt to survive, will be presented at Fremantle’s London Screenings event on 3 March and is set to premiere in the UK on Sky Nature later this year.

Islands is a stunning new wildlife documentary series that takes viewers deep inside totally unique ecosystems; the wild, freewheeling laboratories of mother nature.

Over six episodes, we travel from Canada’s Arctic Baffin Island to Vancouver Island; the tropical paradises of Borneo, Sri Lanka, and Australian K’Gari, and the wild delta of Botswana’s Okavango Islands. These spectacular landscapes are home to astonishing wildlife, and Islands examines how each environment’s unique geology and origin story has forced the animals who have evolved there to interact as they do nowhere else on the planet.

From coastal wolves feasting on a sperm whale to bears, eagles, seals and whales all feasting together on herring spawn; pygmy elephants navigating massive environmental change; never-before-filmed dependent dingo pups and much more, Islands offers up glimpses of rare and previously unseen moments, bringing us heartrending and inspirational stories of wonder, struggle and survival.

Céire Clark, Senior Acquisitions Manager, International at Fremantle, said: “Islands is a visually stunning wildlife documentary series that we are very proud of. The series boasts blue-chip specialist 4k HDR filming and is full of surprising stories about animals that audiences may not be so familiar with. The inimitable Wall to Wall have done a great job of expanding our view of the natural world and we can’t wait to bring Islands to a global audience.”

Dominic Weston, Executive Producer at Wall to Wall Media, said: “In Islands: Nature’s Wild Laboratories, we wanted to make the island itself central to the story, rather than just another place to film wildlife, so the way we approached filming, editing, writing and composing is all geared to bring each island’s unique character across. Not only can viewers enjoy seeing how incredible animals adapt to survive, but the series is interspersed with stylised 3D hybrid graphics that vividly depict how each unique island was formed thousands of years ago. We’re thrilled that Fremantle share our vision of bringing Islands to a global audience.”

Islands: Nature’s Wild Laboratories is a truly international collaboration between producer Wall to Wall Media and on-the-ground local crews including River Road Films, Leopard Rock Films, Untamed Planet. Fremantle have global distribution rights for the series.

Islands: Nature’s Wild Laboratories follows the announcement that we will also handle the global distribution of Whale with Steve Backshall (True To Nature).