She’s the Wildlife Warrior that has grown up on our TV screens, and is happily continuing the legacy of her dad by spreading the wildlife conservation word. This is another great example of the ABC investing in intentionally new and Australian programming for it’s digital multi-channel suites. From the press release:
Bindi Irwin, Australia’s favourite young wildlife expert, today begins filming Bindi’s Bootcamp – a new 26 x 25min adventure game show for ABC3.
Produced by FremantleMedia Australia, in association with Sticky Pictures, the series will offer young adventurers the chance to experience intimate wildlife encounters with Bindi through a series of physical and mental challenges.
Bindi said: “I’m so excited to start filming and to meet all of the contestants. It will be great fun putting them through adventure challenges as well as educating and testing them on their wildlife knowledge.”
In each episode three teams of two go head-to-head in three rounds of numerous challenges based on inner strength, knowledge and endurance, as well as having lots of messy fun along the way.
The nine highest scoring teams across the series will then reassemble for the season finals where one team will ultimately be crowned ‘Wildlife Warriors’.
ABC TV’s Children’s Head of Commissioning and Development, Carla de Jong, said: “A fantastic amount of work has gone into the games, set designs and challenges for this series. We can’t wait for Bindi and the team to put the very first contestants through their paces in this action-packed, wildlife series.”
FremantleMedia’s CEO of Asia Pacific, Ian Hogg, said: “Bindi is a unique and exciting television talent and we are delighted to have created this vehicle for her with Sticky Pictures for ABC3. Bindi’s Bootcamp will be a vibrant program with a very important environmental message.”