Eden has renewed its factual series David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities for a second season, set to air later this year. The pick up is for an extended run of 10 episodes, up from the five episodes the channel ordered for the show’s first season. The renewal of the series comes after David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities drew an average audience of 1.6 million viewers, making it Eden’s highest ever rated programme. This on top of the channel growing its audience share by an impressive 21% last year.
David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities follows Attenborough as he explores two creatures with curiously distinctive genetic adaptations that link together with a common theme. From the emperor penguin and the wood frog both of which survive in conditions so cold they seem to defy the laws of nature; to the rhino and the hedgehog , two animals that hide behind seemingly impenetrable armoured coats. In the show’s second season David Attenborough will continue to shine the spotlight on some of nature’s most extraordinary and baffling species. The series is produced by Humble Bee Films with Stephen Dunleavy serving as the executive producer.
“It is such a privilege to work with Sir David and Humble Bee Films again; Sir David’s captivating storytelling and the fascinating content made series one of David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities a massive hit with viewers”, said UKTV’s Senior Commissioning Editor Catherine Catton. “There are many more natural curiosities to explore and therefore we are thrilled the second series will be double the length of the first, providing more exclusive content for Eden”.
While Executive Producer Stephen Dunleavy added: “I’m delighted that the first series of David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities performed so well on Eden. There are of course many more curious creatures in the natural world and I look forward to working with Sir David and Eden on this bumper new series”.