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The company refreshed spring slate includes 165+ hours of new programming, from top tier producers around the world debuting at MIPTV 2021
Factual Entertainment series Growing Belushi joins Blue Ant International’s new spring slate of diverse programming
Global distributor, Blue Ant International, unveiled today its diverse new slate with 165+ hours of premium programming across its tentpole categories of Specialist Factual, Factual Entertainment, High-Impact Documentaries, Kids & Family and Scripted. Debuting at MIPTV 2021, the new slate includes a jam-packed line-up of premium series and documentaries that are sure to inspire and entertain audiences around the world, while fueling content pipelines for media companies and streamers with fresh, new programming.
“Timely and relevant stories are at the heart of our latest slate. This Spring, our premium production partners are delivering long-running hits and high-impact documentaries that span blue-chip natural history, factual, history and adventure and that also offer unique access and talent-driven stories,” says Solange Attwood, EVP, Blue Ant International. “Our diverse line-up includes fresh and contemporary escapist programming, such as Searching for Secrets, which allows viewers to vicariously travel to iconic cities and Growing Belushi which gives unparalleled access to Jim Belushi’s experience in becoming a cannabis farmer, as well as new instalments of returning international hit series like See No Evil and Hotel Paranormal.”
Blue Ant International’s new Spring offering includes specialist factual titles Dawn to Dusk, a visually stunning series that closely examines the intricate daily life cycles of fascinating creatures, as well as an impressive array of factual entertainment titles, including: Searching for Secrets, which unveils intriguing secrets about the world’s most iconic cities; See No Evil Season 7, the latest instalment of the long-running hit series that reveals how CCTV footage has solved real crimes; World’s Most Scenic River Journeys, a stunning look at the stories of six epic rivers through the characters who live and work on them and narrated by Bill Nighy; and Growing Belushi, which follows actor, singer and writer Jim Belushi on an ultimate quest to heal people with cannabis.
New high-impact documentaries include: the previously announced Search and Rescue: North Shore, which takes viewers on gripping rescue missions to save people in distress among the rugged mountains of the Northwest Coast of North America; Picture My Face: The Story of Teenage Head, an inside look at an iconic glamour-punk band with never-before-seen images and interviews from fellow rock legends; UFO Town, which re-examines a mysterious small-town UFO sighting in the early 90s and the conspiracies that surrounded it; and Murdered by a Mob, a sobering look at the murder of Iranian refugee Bijan Ebrahimi and the subsequent investigation into racial bias in the police. The distributor’s scripted programming is bolstered by the addition of new scripted series, Web of Darkness, a spine-chilling anthology series where accounts of monsters, aliens, and encounters from beyond are brought to life. It’s also adding a new kids series, Let’s Go For a Walk, a delightful series that follows children and host Roger Hamza on walks, while encouraging adventure and exploration.
See Blue Ant International’s full 2021 MIPTV Slate: www.blueantmedia.com