'Lost' Alum Dominic Monaghan Lands Travel Series on BBC America

9:24 AM PST 02/21/2012 by Michael O'Connell
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The network announces production of "Wild Things," which sends the British actor around the globe in search of big and bizarre insects.

Dominic Monaghan is getting lost again.

BBC America, OLN and Channel 5 announced Tuesday that the Lost and Lord of the Rings actor will star in a new travel-adventure series, already in production.

Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan will find the British actor globetrotting in search of "the biggest, scariest and weirdest insects on the planet."

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In a statement from BBC America, Monaghan explained that this isn't a new interest for him. "I have been obsessed and interested in nature all my life," he said. "This show brings together years of excited preparation by finally creating a series that demonstrates my love for travel, animals, adventure and people."

The latest original in a new slate from the anglophile cable net, Wild Things was co-commissioned by Canada's OLN and the UK's Channel 5. It's being produced by Cream Productions and Wildfire Television and distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

“Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan introduces our audience to creatures typically only seen in fantasy or science fiction," said Perry Simon, BBC Worldwide America GM, channels. "We are among the many fans of Dominic’s work, and it is his genuine love and knowledge of these creatures and the production team’s global ambition that inspired us to make this series an important part of our slate of new originals.”

The series will premiere on BBC America later in 2012. Monaghan is repped by APA.

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