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Milk VFX and Loud Minds Teaming-Up on ‘Surviving Earth’

Just commissioned NBC 8-part series will take a factual journey into prehistory with a broad range of digital environments, landscapes, and creatures; production kicks off production later this year with the show slated to stream on Peacock.

Loud Minds has teamed up with Award-winning VFX studio Milk to create the full suite of visual effects on the newly commissioned eight-part NBC series, Surviving Earth, a journey into prehistory to learn the lessons from past mass extinctions.

Created by Loud Minds creative director Tim Haines, the series is a co-production between UK Indie Loud Minds and Universal Television Alternative Studio. Led by Emmy Award-winning VFX Supervisor Jean-Claude Deguara, Milk will develop and create all digital environments, landscapes, and creatures that will bring life to the series.

The creative partnership marks a reunion between Haines and Deguara, who previously collaborated on the ITV series Primeval and the immersive experience Dinosaurs In The Wild.

“It’s great to be collaborating with Tim once again after helping his vision come to life for our previous project, Dinosaurs in the Wild,” commented Deguara. “We can’t wait to bring together our talented team of VFX artists to combine the worlds of technology and creativity and produce some epic creatures and environments for this incredible story of the evolution of life on earth.”

“I’m delighted to be working with Jean-Claude again on this spectacular story that celebrates the power of Life on our ever-changing Earth,” added Haines. “We know Milk’s creative team will produce the highest caliber of VFX to tell this important environmental story that will also help us understand our futures.”

“We’re very excited to see Jean-Claude and our creative team begin work on such an epic project in Surviving Earth,” said Milk executive chairman Jag Mundi. “Milk has built a strong platform for growth, significantly increasing its capacity and creative talent base - positioning itself well to add a project of this quality to its roster.”

Milk is currently in production on Sony’s upcoming feature, The Woman King from director Gina Prince-Bythewood, and the Netflix feature Me Time. In addition, the studio’s working titles include The Swimmers; What’s Love Got to Do With It; Amazon’s feature Your Christmas Or Mine; and Amazon Studios/Left Bank Picture’s episodic series Three Pines.

Source: Milk VFX

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.