The Jeep® brand will present the first episode of Discovery Channel’s highly anticipated epic family summer event “Serengeti” commercial-free as the series’ exclusive presenting sponsor. The six-episode, weekly one-hour series, “Serengeti,” premieres this Sunday, August 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the Discovery Channel.
This summer, “Serengeti” uncovers inspiring journeys through the perspective of the animals in the Serengeti who know the land best. From pop culture hit-maker Simon Fuller, immersive natural history producer John Downer and narrated by Academy Award®-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, and in partnership with the BBC, the Discovery Channel and “Serengeti” captures the true drama of the animals’ daily lives. Rivals will tear families apart, the young will find their place in the world and the elements will put them all to the test.
Additionally, the Jeep brand is a sponsor of Discovery Channel’s sweepstakes, giving someone the chance to win $20,000 toward their own Serengeti adventure at discovery.com/serengetisweeps.
SERENGETI is made by XIX Entertainment and John Downer Productions and was commissioned for BBC TV by Tom McDonald, Head of Commissioning, Natural History and Specialist Factual. This landmark series is created and produced by Fuller and directed and produced by Downer. Nancy Daniels and Howard Swartz serve as executive producers for Discovery Channel.