Following in the TV-hosting footsteps of his big sister Bindi and late father Steve “Crocodile Hunter” Irwin, nine-year-old Robert Irwin has a new show of his own, Wild But True, which has just been picked up by Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific.
The 13-episode nature/science series for kids ages six to 12 is a co-production with Toronto-based indie producer CCI Entertainment and is set to premiere on Discovery Kids across Asia in the third quarter of 2014.
Irwin, who brings his nature-based experience to the series, will be joined by co-host Shania Bhopa, a 15-year-old student from Toronto with a passion for science.
The young co-hosts will explore a branch of science known as biomimicry where nature’s inventions are studied and then imitated to help solve human problems. Questions and ideas examined include how the kingfisher bird inspired Japan’s bullet train and whether butterflies can help designers make better smartphones.
Discovery currently airs Bindi Irwin’s wildlife-based game show, Bindi’s Bootcamp, in more than 15 territories across Asia. The series also starting reaching the US in May on Starz Kids & Family and was picked up by Italy’s Rai.