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Getting "Wild" with Monaghan

The always “wild” Monaghan

Dominic Monaghan is set to star in the BBC production, “Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan”.

Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan is a travel-adventure show that explores some of the most remote corners of the globe. This documentary series follows actor Dominic Monaghan (Lost, Lord of the Rings) as he searches for the biggest, baddest and weirdest insects on the planet.

“In each episode, Dom takes the viewer along on an intimate, action-packed quest as he struggles to track down and get up close and personal with some of the planet’s most rare and life-threatening insects. Whether he’s on the hunt for a few million flesh-slicing army ants in the steamy rainforests of Ecuador, searching for a giant venomous centipede in the caves of Venezuela, or facing off with a deadly scorpion in the arid deserts of Namibia, each episode of “Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan” takes viewers on a heart-pumping adventure.”

RealScreen sat down with Monaghan to talk about his new show and what to expect.

“We go to some pretty far-flung, interesting places in the first season: three countries in South America, two countries in Africa, and three countries in Asia, and it’s kind of a holiday-meets-expedition, filled with color and personalities, and animals that most people are scared of. I’m hoping that this show will change people’s ideas about that.”

Always outspoken, Monaghan also voiced his opinion on such shows as “Swamp People”,

“I said a few months ago that if Steve Irwin was alive, I didn’t think a show as irresponsible as Swamp People would be allowed to be on TV, since they are shooting alligators in the face in that show. And I received probably about 85% to 90% support on Twitter, and then obviously the trolls came out and a few people gave me hassle.

But my stance on that show is that if human beings need to control a population of alligators based on the fact that we have moved into their home, then I can see why you might need to cull those animals, although I don’t necessarily agree with it. But marketing it as entertainment, I think it’s disgusting.

Death is not entertaining for me – certainly not the death of an animal as beautiful and charismatic as an alligator.”

You can read the full RealScreen interview with Dominic Monaghan here.

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