Sportsman Channel Claws Its Way to the Top of the Food Chain with Original Series “Apex Predator” – Premiering Thursday, April 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PTMarch 31, 2015
NEW BERLIN, WI (March 31, 2015) – It took man thousands and thousands of years to become an apex predator – the predator residing at the very top of the food chain. On Thursday, April 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, Sportsman Channel premieres an exclusive, original hunting series unlike anything ever seen before from Zero Point Zero Productions – Apex Predator.
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Throughout this Sportsman Channel original series, host Remi Warren will try to take viewers into the minds and souls of some of nature’s most predatory animals and give new meaning to the expression “becoming one with nature.”
Whether wading through alligator-infested waters or using the power of modern optics, Warren will meet with experts and professionals to learn about animals and their adaptations, design tests and trials to emulate primal hunting tactics, and challenge himself through intense hunts…animal style. Not only does Warren go into the wild to embrace the environment – he becomes one with it, showing audiences what it takes to legitimately become part of nature’s dynamic food chain.
“This show will give viewers a very unique glimpse into the minds of a predator, and how those skills translate to Remi’s approach,” said Marc Fein, executive vice president of programming and production for Sportsman Channel. “He is able to explain and execute this approach in a way that entertains and educates the audience in a very compelling fashion.”
Each episode of Apex Predator focuses on three distinct phases: research, training and a free-range hunt test in which Warren puts his practice into action. First, Warren identifies the animal or tactic he wants to learn and then taps into the knowledge of real-world experts in the fields of biology, physiology and ecology to help understand how animals have evolved into amazing predators. With the assistance of expert help, he designs high-energy training regiments to adopt and embody the traits of these animal hunters. The final step in the process requires Warren to hunt like an animal, resulting in experiences and knowledge that help him in his quest to become the Apex Predator.
“Apex Predator is a very different type of hunting show,” admits Warren. “The show combines the adventure of difficult hunting with an opportunity to learn about hunters that came before us. I do my best to understand the thinking of a predator and ‘become’ many different animals in the wild throughout the process.”
About Zero Point Zero: Zero Point Zero Production is an award-winning production company located in Manhattan. Founded by Executive Producers Chris Collins and Lydia Tenaglia in 2003, with Partner and Managing Director Joe Caterini coming aboard in 2009, Zero Point Zero has produced hundreds of hours of television in over 80 countries around the world, and has created original content for CNN, PBS, Discovery Channel, The Weather Channel, HLN, History, and Travel Channel. ZPZ is currently in production on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN); The Hunt with John Walsh (CNN); City.Ballet (a co-production with Sarah Jessica Parker/Pretty Matches for AOL On Originals); the two award-winning series, The Mind of a Chef (PBS) and MeatEater with Steven Rinella (Sportsman Channel); and The Getaway (Esquire/NBC). Visit www.zeropointzero.com for additional information.
About Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel/Sportsman HD is a television and digital media company fully devoted to honoring a lifestyle that is celebrated by millions of Americans. A division of KSE Outdoor Group, Sportsman Channel delivers entertaining and informative programming that showcases outdoor adventure, hunting and fishing, and illustrates it through unique and authentic storytelling. Sportsman Channel embraces the attitude of “Red, Wild & Blue America” – where the American Spirit and Great Outdoors are celebrated in equal measure. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 36 million U.S. television households. Stay connected to Sportsman Channel online at thesportsmanchannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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