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Genre-Bending Series From the Team Behind ‘The Walking Dead’ Gets Green Light

Oct 31, 2018  •  Post A Comment

A new series has been greenlighted from “The Walking Dead” creators Skybound Entertainment that is described as a genre-bending “horror nature series.”

Nat Geo Wild announced plans today for “Dead by Dawn,” which the channel said “showcases the horror that is reality in the wild when the sun goes down.”

The six-part series premieres in January 2019.

“Each episode offers its own unique twist on horror, inspired by classic, modern and cult classic films, and uses innovative storytelling techniques to infuse suspense, tension and eeriness into the terrifyingly real stories of life in the wild … after dark,” Nat Geo says in today’s announcement.

“Dead by Dawn” will premiere in 140 countries and 38 languages.

“‘Dead by Dawn’ delivers captivating and excellent visuals and storytelling while audaciously leaning into classic horror folly and memorable, distinctive soundtracks alongside suspenseful nature stories that begin just before sunset and end just after sunrise,” the announcement notes. “Each episode features wildlife in a different country, from Costa Rica to Indonesia to the swamps of the USA. Once the sun goes down, creatures of the night battle for survival. It’s a countdown until dawn, and only the strongest and luckiest will live to see the sunrise. Warning: Be prepared to scream!”

Janet Han Vissering, senior vice president of development and production at Nat Geo Wild, adds: “‘Dead by Dawn’ is a great example of how Nat Geo Wild continues to find new ways to showcase the real, incredible drama of the natural world, and we could not be more thrilled to collaborate with the creative minds at Skybound Entertainment and Love Productions on this exciting, edge-of-your-seat series. Nature can often be more frightening than fiction, and I think viewers will find that this genre mashup of horror with natural history provides a refreshing and entertaining new look at the realities of life in the animal kingdom.”

Dead by Dawn is produced by Skybound Entertainment and Love Productions for Nat Geo Wild. For Skybound Entertainment, executive producers are Bryan and Sean Furst, Robert Kirkman and David Alpert. For Love Productions, executive producers are Richard McKerrow, Kevin Bartel and Devon Massyn, and co-executive producers are Jeff Garcia, Ben Haslup and Myke Clarkson. For Nat Geo Wild, executive producer is Ashley Hoppin, senior vice president of development and production is Janet Han Vissering, and general manager and executive vice president is Geoff Daniels.

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