From a media release:
OLN Likes to do Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan on New Original Travel-Adventure Series, Beginning Jan. 21
- Wild Things with Dominican Monaghan follows the actor as he travels the planet in search of the rarest and most spectacular species in the world
- Produced by Cream Productions, the eight episode, one-hour series was filmed across four continents and eight countries
From Lord of the Rings to Wild Things, internationally renowned actor Dominic Monaghan (Lost) takes viewers on an exhilarating search for some of the most frightening insects and reptiles on the planet. Premiering Monday, Jan. 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings) on OLN, Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan invites viewers along an intimate, action packed journey as Monaghan struggles to hunt down and get up close and personal with some of the most dangerous and elusive creatures known to man.
Travelling to four continents and eight countries across the globe, Monaghan encounters a lively mix of locals, quirky experts, and a host of creatures that inhabit these strange and wonderfully wild places. From pursuing a million swarming army ants in the rainforests of Ecuador, to infiltrating the “black market” insect trade in Cameroon, to facing off with a deadly scorpion in the arid deserts of Namibia, Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan reminds viewers that “getting there” is the real adventure.
In the premiere episode, Monaghan travels from the snake-infested rice paddies of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta to a crocodile filled lake in search of the venomous Giant Water Bug. This hideous underwater creature is the size of a man’s hand and has an excruciatingly painful bite that literally liquefies flesh.
Monaghan is best known for his role as Meriadoc ‘Merry’ Brandybuck in the movie adaptations of Lord of the Rings and as Charlie Pace in the television series Lost. A true nature lover, Monaghan’s love for insects and reptiles developed during his childhood and remains to this day.
Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan is an OLN, BBC AMERICA, and Channel Five original production, produced by Cream Productions and Wildfire Television. Executive Producers are Dave Brady and Jenn Kuzmyk. Claire Freeland is Director of Original Programming, Rogers Media Television and Marni Goldman is Production Executive for Rogers Original Programming.