New for 2023
Australia’s Wild Odyssey follows the flow of water across the Australian continent to uncover the incredible connections that link all creatures on earth: from ants, to eagles to us. Over three dynamic episodes, this wildlife series sets out on a journey across the driest continent on earth – following the rain, rivers and underground aquifers as they transform and connect distant ecosystems. Each stop on the journey reveals a new piece of the ecological puzzle that connects organisms and ecosystems, creating a planet just right for us. Alongside passionate biologists and Traditional Owners, we reveal in awesome detail the surprising connections that allow life on earth to thrive. How can floods in the outback affect mountain possums 1000kms away? How do dingoes change the shape of desert sand dunes? How can a tiny crab help keep the earth’s atmosphere stable? Each story brings a new understanding of the natural functions that power our global life support systems, and the importance of preserving each piece of this complex web of life. This series is an epic adventure across Australia’s unique landscapes, and a love letter to the only planet we know that sustains life.
A Wild Pacific Media Production. Developed with the assistance of Screen Australia. Financed in association with Screen NSW. Producers in association with Arte France. Developed and Produced in association with the ABC. Executive Producers Electra Manikakis and Nick Robinson. Producers Peta Ayers, Nick Robinson, Electra Manikakis. ABC Manager, Documentaries Stephen Oliver.
Embark on a wild odyssey across Australia this January with ABC
From Tuesday 24 January 8.30pm
Screening from Tuesday 24 January, 8.30pm on ABC TV and ABC iview, the epic three-part adventure series Australia’s Wild Odyssey invites viewers to follow the flow of water across the Australian continent to uncover the incredible connections that link all creatures on earth, from ants to eagles to us.
Narrated by Deborah Mailman, Australia’s Wild Odyssey reveals in stunning cinematic detail the surprising connections that allow life on earth to thrive. The visually breathtaking series sets out on three continental journeys through some of Australia’s wildest landscapes in search of answers to the most fundamental questions: What makes life possible, and how does it all work?
Alongside naturalists, scientists and First Nations custodians, Australia’s Wild Odyssey presents modern science alongside millennia-old knowledge to explore the fundamentals of ecology in a poetic journey that reveals the interconnectedness of every living thing on earth.
Richard Huddleston, ABC Acting Head of Factual and Culture said: “We are delighted to have the incredibly talented team from Wild Pacific Media making a follow up series to Australia’s Ocean Odyssey. This time we follow the flow of water across the Australian landscape, and the jaw-dropping cinematography reveals epic landscapes juxtaposed with exquisite detail that help remind us of the inter-connectedness of all species on our precious planet. We are confident audiences will again be dazzled and inspired by this stunning series.”
Nick Robinson, Director, Writer and Cinematographer said: “In an age where the loss of biodiversity is one of our greatest challenges, we hope this series opens the door for people to see the beauty and intimate relationships that link all living things, and give people the tools to understand and appreciate the natural world around them”.
Australia’s Wild Odyssey is a Wild Pacific Media Production for the ABC. Major production investment from Screen Australia in association with the ABC. Financed with assistance from Arte France and Screen NSW. Developed with the assistance of the ABC. Executive Producers Electra Manikakis and Nick Robinson. Producers Peta Ayers, Nick Robinson, Electra Manikakis. ABC Manager, Documentaries Stephen Oliver.