Six-part series examines the urban wildlife story of three otter families vying for survival in Singapore’s Marina Bay
Otter Dynasty was produced by Beach House Pictures, in association with Love Nature and Animal Planet
Otter Dynasty will premiere on Love Nature’s branded linear and streaming services globally (outside of the U.S.) November 2022; Animal Planet will premiere the series next year, as announced in their Upfront today
Blue Ant International oversees licensing in markets outside of The U.S.
Otter Dynasty (6x60’; 4K), produced by Beach House Pictures, will premiere on Love Nature’s branded linear and streaming platforms in November 2022
(Washington, D.C. - May 18, 2021) – Love Nature, a wildlife and nature brand with linear and streaming platforms reaching 300 million households worldwide, announced today it’s latest original series, Otter Dynasty (6x60’; 4K). Produced by Beach House Pictures, in association with Love Nature and Animal Planet, the six-part series will examine the urban wildlife story of three otter families in Singapore. The project follows this resilient species, which were once declared locally extinct from Singapore in the 1970s and now have made the ultimate comeback with 120 otters now vying for survival in the city’s Marina Bay. Love Nature will begin launching Otter Dynasty on its international linear and streaming video platforms in November 2022; Animal Planet will premiere the series exclusively in the U.S. in 2022. Blue Ant International oversees licensing in markets outside of the U.S.
“Otter Dynasty is special because it combines true natural history filmmaking with dramatic story-telling complete with a distinct cast of animal characters bringing tales of battle, romance and survival that will leave audiences in hot anticipation for each episode,” said Carlyn Staudt, Global General Manager, Love Nature. “Beach House Pictures was able to create a universally compelling story about these resilient animals in Singapore, while also lifting a curtain on their real animal emotions and relationships.”
“Otter Dynasty is Beach House Pictures’ latest project from our ever-growing, award-winning natural history slate. It’s a series that will introduce wildlife lovers everywhere to three distinct otter families and their incredible urban Singaporean lifestyles,” said Jocelyn Little, Managing Director, Beach House Pictures. “Beach House is one of Asia’s largest independent production companies. Our partnership with Love Nature and Animal Planet is an important milestone for the company, and will enable us to further expand our reach in North America and around the globe.”
Since their return from extinction, multiple otter families are now scattered across the island and just about every group is determined to reside in the prime real estate of Marina Bay. The catch? There’s only enough space in this key location for one dominant family to have access to the finest food, best shelter, and safest location to raise a family. In this urban wildlife story, audiences will be mesmerized as three urbanized otter clans make it their business to fight for their turn to be on top while continuing to adapt to their concrete jungle.
Otter Dynasty will follow each otter family as they learn one important rule - more territory means more challenges. While they have learned to climb stairs, cross streets and move up and down ladders to get in and out of vertical canals, these otters must also maneuver around Singapore’s predatory wildlife including crocodiles and cobras. These charming animals navigate through it all with exuberance and fun.
The Otter Dynasty families include the ruling Bay City family, the 1% otter group who lives the life of luxury in Marina Bay among Singapore’s futuristic landscapes; the young, up-and-coming River Rebels, who have set their sights set on Marina Bay and enjoy a fun-filled life in a fashionable and trendy neighborhood as they raid fishponds and stop traffic every time they cross the city’s busy roads; and The Wildlings, a young family living a hard but adventurous life in the Mangrove forest where they tough it out against marauding lizards, floods, and choppy seas.
Otter Dynasty is produced by Beach House Pictures, in association with Love Nature and Animal Planet. Jocelyn Little and Donovan Chan are Executive Producers for Beach House Pictures. Jerry Decker is Showrunner and Claire Clements is Series Director. James Manfull is Executive Producer on behalf of Love Nature. For Discovery, Keith Hoffman is Executive Producer and Sarah Russell is Supervising Producer.
Love Nature is available in over 300 million households worldwide, via its branded linear and online platforms available in 135+ countries and through key content partnerships with Sky Nature (UK), Starhub (Singapore), Rogers (Canada), KPN, VodafoneZiggo (Netherlands) and more.
Love Nature, headquartered in Washington D.C. with offices in Los Angeles, London, Toronto and Singapore, is a wildlife and nature brand that brings audiences powerful stories about the natural world that foster a deeper understanding of and connection to the planet we call home. Our award winning library of 4K natural history series and documentaries are available on Love Nature’s branded linear and streaming platforms available around the world and through partnerships with top-tier pay-TV platforms and streamers, reaching over 300 million households globally via its branded linear and online platforms available in 135+ countries. Love Nature is a joint venture between Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks. Engage with us at lovenature.com / Twitter / Facebook / YouTube / Instagram
Beach House Pictures, a Blue Ant Studios company, is one of Asia’s largest indies. Headquartered in Singapore and operating in the US and China, Beach House Pictures specializes in factual and unscripted programming for international streamers and cable networks, creating high-profile series such as Ed Stafford: First Man Out, Wild City, Masterchef Singapore, Raffles: Remaking an Icon and China From Above. Other divisions include: Beach House Kids which is behind scripted series My Buddy Bonemasher and the live action puppetry show Teddies; Beach House Entertainment which produces formats and general entertainment programs like Record Rides and Cesar’s Recruit; Beach House Labs, experts in digital and branded content and; Beach House Academy, which offers outreach programs and skills training to established and aspiring producers throughout Asia. Beach House Pictures launched its foray into scripted production in 2019, acquiring the rights to iconic Asian properties such as the 1970s action heroine Cleopatra Wong and Mr. Midnight, a best-selling kids horror fiction book series. Beachhousepictures.com
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