Seven Productions secures US commission for Boy to Man

Seven’s US production arm has secured a commission for a twelve part documentary for the Travel Channel starring Tom Noonan.

The release:

Seven Productions, the production arm of Australia’s Seven Network, today announced a major commission in the US market with the greenlight of 12 x 1 hours for The Travel Channel. The series is entitled “Boy to Man”.

In “Boy to Man”, adventurer and filmmaker Tim Noonan embarks on a solo journey of self-discovery to worlds beyond his imagination to try and unlock the mysteries of what it means to be the ultimate man. With just his gear and cameras, Noonan first has to earn the tribe’s trust. Over the next few weeks, he is put through rituals, initiations and grueling tests to man-up and prove himself worthy of their respect. Throughout the series, Noonan travels the world, stopping in places such as Siberia to join the reindeer people, the Nenets, goes native learning how to climb coconut trees in Guinea Bissau and trains a golden eagle with Kazakh men in Mongolia.

Commenting, Therese Hegarty, Head of Production and Rights for Seven said: “We are delighted for Tim and the production team in the commissioning of this great series. This agreement with Travel Channel for Boy to Man continues to build on our strengths in the development and creation of original content for international markets.

“The commissioning of this series also underlines the opportunities for our 7Beyond joint venture in the United States market. The 7Beyond team developed and marketed the project in the US. Beyond Distribution will handle international sales of the series.”

Source: Seven West Media press release


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