Proving once again that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, 10-year-old Robert Irwin is continuing the legacy of his late father Steve “Crocodile Hunter” Irwin by starring in Wild But True, a new nature/science series heading to MIP Junior thanks to Beyond Distribution.
The Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific co-production with Beyond Screen Production was greenlit in November 2013 and is expected to premiere in late 2014 on Discovery Kids Asia.
The series for kids ages six to 12 sees Irwin share hosting duties with young science geek Isabel Yamazaki who is making her television debut.
Wild But True explores a branch of science known as bio-mimicry where nature’s inventions are studied and then imitated to help solve human problems.
For example, viewers can learn how the study of birds has impacted submarine design and how butterflies can help developers make better mobile devices.
Irwin also follows in the footsteps of his big sister Bindi, whose own show Bindi’s Bootcamp currently airs in more than 15 territories across Asia.