Advanced Television

Tom Hardy narrates Sky’s Predators

September 28, 2022

Sky has announced that actor and producer Tom Hardy will narrate Sky Nature’s upcoming Sky Original series, Predators.

The thrilling natural history series follows five apex predators face the ultimate test of survival in drastically changing environments across the globe. Marking Sky’s first co-production with Netflix, Predators is produced by True to Nature and Sky Studios and will launch on Sky Nature and streaming service NOW in December 2022.

Sky’s Director of Documentaries and Factual, Poppy Dixon, said: ‘This series celebrates some of the most exhilarating and impressive animals on earth, whilst recognising the impact of climate change on their lives and habitats. To bring Predators to life with one of the UK’s most gifted and reputable talents, who has a passion for environmental causes, is a great pleasure.’

In this compelling new blue-chip nature series, five apex predators face the ultimate test to survive as their rapidly changing world impacts both their own lives and that of the wild kingdoms over which they rule. Those at the top are now being challenged. Territories are being redrawn and new relationships formed.

In this ever-shifting landscape, each predator must overcome new challenges and grasp new opportunities. For polar bears in Canada, wild dogs in Zimbabwe, pumas in Chile, lions in Botswana, and cheetahs in Tanzania, this is the ultimate power struggle. The stakes have never been higher – who will win and who will lose?

We follow the stories of these five apex predators at a critical moment in their lives as they attempt to secure the future for the next generation. Grappling with multiple responsibilities these are deadly hunters, caring parents, and cunning survivors who hold secrets and thrilling stories in their quest to survive.

As an Academy Award® nominated actor and producer, Tom Hardy has quickly become one of today’s most versatile and sought-after talents. He is best known for his leading roles in The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road and Legend, all of which led to him being honoured with the prestigious British Actor of the Year award by London Critics’ Circle in 2015. Over the years, Hardy has earned widespread acclaim and recognition from critics and audiences alike for his transformative performances and extensive range across film, television, and theatre.

In 2018, Hardy was awarded a CBE in recognition for his services to drama. Hardy currently serves as a Trustee for REORG Charity, a global non-profit organization that supports the mental health and well-being of veterans, active military and first responders. He also serves as an Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. In the past, Hardy also served as the President of Hari Budha Magar’s Gurkha Everest Expedition, as well as a Patron for Expedition 8848, which aimed to educate today’s youth on the effects of climate change and protecting the planet’s future.

The series was commissioned by Zai Bennett, Sky’s Managing Director of Content, and Poppy Dixon, Director of Documentaries and Factual. Predators is executive produced by Wendy Darke. Showrunner for the series is Vanessa Coates and series director is Dan Smith. Produced by True to Nature and Sky Studios, in association with Netflix. The series is distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution on behalf of Sky Studios.

Categories: Press Releases

Tags: , ,