New Series “Otter Dynasty (WT)” Set in Singapore Tells the Urban Wildlife Story of Three Otter Families and Their Clash for Dominance
The series will be available across Discovery platforms next year and is produced by Beach House Pictures for Animal Planet, in association with Love Nature.
[via press release from Animal Planet]
NEW SERIES “OTTER DYNASTY (WT)” SET IN SINGAPORE TELLS THE URBAN WILDLIFE STORY OF THREE OTTER FAMILIES AND THEIR CLASH FOR DOMINANCE
Once declared locally extinct from Singapore in the 1970s, the adorable smooth-coated otter has since made a comeback where an estimated 120 otters now call this exciting city “home.” Since their return from local extinction, multiple otter family clans are scattered across the island and just about every group is determined to reside in the prime otter real estate of Marina Bay. The catch? There’s only enough space in this key location for one dominant “royal” 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 (WT) will be available across Discovery platforms next year and is produced by Beach House Pictures for Animal Planet, in association with Love Nature (a Blue Ant Media company). Blue Ant International oversees licensing in markets outside of the U.S.
“Otter Dynasty is a rich family drama showcasing distinct, memorable characters through stories of resilience, determination and family rivalries. With real-life stories from the natural world, fueled by status, survival, power grabs and romance, it’s Game of Thrones with otters!” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, Executive Vice President, Development and Production, Factual Programming, Discovery.
OTTER DYNASTY (WT) will follow each otter clan as they learn one important rule – more territory means more challenges. And while they have learned to climb stairs, cross streets, and move up and down ladders to get in and out of vertical canals, they must also maneuver around Singapore’s predatory wildlife including crocodiles and cobras. This is the ultimate clash of the otter clans, and there can only be one ruler.
The OTTER DYNASTY (WT) clans include the ruling Bay City Clan, the 1% otter group who lives the royal life of luxury in Marina Bay among Singapore’s futuristic landscapes; the young, up-and-coming River Rebels clan, 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 clan living a hard but adventurous life in the Mangrove forest where they tough it out against marauding lizards, floods, and choppy seas. As the battle of the bay heats up, which rival clan will lay claim to the throne?
OTTER DYNASTY (WT) is produced for Discovery by Beach House Pictures in association with Blue Ant Media’s Love Nature. Jocelyn Little and Donovan Chan are executive producers for Beach House Pictures with Jerry Decker is Showrunner and Claire Clements is Series Director. For Discovery, Keith Hoffman is executive producer and Sarah Russell is supervising producer.