ANIMAL PLANET’S HIGHEST EVER RATING SERIES RETURNS FOR A SECOND SEASON
12 April 2016
Discovery Networks today announced the production of Season 2 of Animal Planet’s highest ever rating series, Snake Boss, a local production which follows wildlife warrior and snake catcher Julia Baker as she rescues and relocates reptiles from Brisbane backyards and houses.
Supported by Screen Queensland, production of Snake Boss Season 2 is underway in Brisbane. The 10-part series aims to provide viewers with a better understanding of Australia’s reptile population. As one of just a handful of females working in the industry in Australia, Julia Baker is passionate about educating people about the importance of the different species to the ecosystem, so they can understand them rather than fear them.
“Snake Boss was a remarkable success last year, becoming Animal Planet’s highest rating series on record”, said Mandy Pattinson, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Islands, DNAP. “We’re proud to be able to deliver audiences around Australia and the rest of the world a series that highlights such a unique industry and we’re delighted to welcome Julia and the team back for another exciting snake catching season.”
Australia is home to some of the world’s deadliest snakes, especially Brisbane, which has more dangerous snakes than any other capital city. For pastry-chef-turned-snake-catcher, Julia Baker, close encounters with some of these dangerous reptiles is just a regular day in the office. From uncovering deadly eastern brown snakes inside bedrooms to removing them off rooftops, Snake Boss Season 2 will follow Julia as she continues to rescue residents from these unwanted slithering visitors, with some help from her husband and fellow snake catcher, Johnny Gallacher.
Snake Boss Season 2 will premiere later in 2016, exclusive to Animal Planet.
The series is being co-produced for Animal Planet by WildBear Entertainment and Flickchicks