The launch of a new micro-net was announced today, and the outlet has some iconic TV franchises already lined up.
AMC Networks announced the new nature-themed micro-net Wonderstruck, which will be anchored in part by “Blue Planet Now,” a follow-up to the award-winning “Blue Planet II.” Wonderstruck is being launched by BBC America, a joint venture of AMC Networks and BBC Studios.
The launch, scheduled for this fall, will include a sneak preview of the first episode of “Seven Worlds, One Planet,” scheduled to premiere in the U.S. in 2020.
Wonderstruck will be the exclusive U.S. television home to the “Planet Earth” franchise and other iconic series from BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit. The micro-net will transform BBC America every Saturday for 24 hours.
As part of what the company describes as BBC America’s “doubling down on natural history event programming,” the company greenlighted “Eden” (working title), a six-part series from executive producer Mark Brownlow (“Blue Planet II,” “Planet Earth”).
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