Global factual streaming service CuriosityStream and Singapore-headquartered Beach House Pictures have begun production on an original six-part docuseries exploring biomimicry titled Evolve.
The series will explore how humanity can solve many fundamental issues it faces by “mimicking” innovations found in nature.
“We live in a laboratory where nature is constantly evolving — from stunning animal superstars to mundane, unsuspecting heroes of the wild. From awe to wonder, it all has something to teach us,” said Patrick Aryee (pictured), a biologist and wildlife documentary filmmaker who will host Evolve.
“I genuinely believe that our future survival as a species lies in understanding and appreciating the inner workings of our natural world. It’s been the opportunity of a lifetime to work with some of humanity’s greatest minds in order to truly learn from mother nature. The journey might not be seamless, but evolution rarely is.”
Aryee has worked in front of and behind the camera for other broadcasters including the BBC and Sky One, with a specialty in showing viewers close animal encounters and exploring natural history.
The series will explore how innovations found in nature could be used to improve human issues such as healthcare and transportation. Evolve will also use CGI to show what a future with these technological innovations applied could look like.
Evolve is produced by Blue Ant Media’s Beach House Pictures for CuriosityStream. Jocelyn Little, Donovan Chan and Rob Sixsmith are executive producers on the series for Beach House, Jerry Decker is the series; showrunner and Chris Baron serves as the series producer. Jorge Franzini is executive producer on Evolve for CuriosityStream. Abacus Media Rights will distribute the series in Canada, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, Korea, Japan, China, Australia and New Zealand.