David Brady of Toronto-based Cream Productions was on his way to work when he got a text from Wild Things host Dominic Monaghan.
“Do you think we’ll get us another season now that we’re nominated for an Emmy?” said Brady, recalling the message.
Brady texted back: “What?”
As executive producer of the OLN show, it was a “fantastic surprise” to get the message from Lost and Lord of the Rings actor Monaghan about their nomination for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program, said Brady.
Brady only makes it out to the field once or twice a season and witnessing situations like this gave him an appreciation for series host Monaghan’s dedication to his audience. “He really does put himself on the line for the experience and gives that experience to viewers,” said Brady, noting that during filming for the second season, Monaghan was bit by a monitor lizard in Thailand which required 40 stitches to patch him up. It has been incredible to work with Dominic,” said Brady.
A third season hasn’t been confirmed yet but producers are in talks with BBC and the Emmy nomination may boost their bid, said Brady.
There is certainly no shortage of material to cover in another season, he adds. “Dominic is incredibly passionate and has lists and lists of things he wants to explore,” Brady said.