Sky 3D commissions insect series with David Attenborough

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Sky 3D, the 3D channel launched by pay TV platform BSkyB, has announced a new 3D series entitled Micro Monsters 3D with David Attenborough. The series, which is Sky’s fifth 3D collaboration with Attenborough, will use macroscopic 3D filming techniques to bring “the deadly unseen world of bugs” to life over 3 x 60 minutes.

In a statement, Attenborough said: “Outnumbering humans in their hundreds of billions, the world of bugs is far bigger than ours and yet it has remained largely invisible to us – until now. New 3D technology allows us the opportunity to explore and experience the complexity and sophistication of this universe in a new way, and to show the tremendous tenacity, enterprise and ferocity of these fascinating, microscopic creatures on a suitably epic scale.”

Due to air on Sky 3D next spring, the series is being written and presented by Attenborough, and produced by Colossus Productions – a 3D joint venture between Sky 3D and indie Atlantic Productions.

Anthony Geffen, executive producer and CEO of Atlantic, said: “All our 3D projects with David Attenborough for Sky have been ground-breaking, but Micro Monsters goes several steps further using everything we’ve learnt about cutting edge storytelling in 3D, but adding the chance to dive into a completely alien world – a place of bizarre creatures and strange behaviour.” The series was commissioned by Celia Taylor, Sky’s head of factual and features.

Further information on Micro Monsters 3D with David Attenborough can be found on Production Intelligence, the online database of advance productions from The Knowledge:

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