LONDON — Loud Minds has partnered with VFX studio Milk (milk-vfx.com), here, to create the full suite of visual effects for the newly commissioned eight-part NBC series, Surviving Earth. A co-production between UK indie Loud Minds and Universal Television Alternative Studio, the factual event-series Surviving Earth will take viewers on a journey into the past to learn the lessons from mass extinctions. The partnership will see Milk develop and create all the digital environments, landscapes and creatures that will bring the series to life.
Led by Emmy Award-winning VFX supervisor Jean-Claude Deguara, Milk will deliver a broad range of high-end creature and environment work, designed to transport viewers back in time to a vibrant lost world where meteors fall, super volcanoes erupt, seas boil and the land moves. The creative partnership marks a reunion between Loud Minds’ creative director Tim Haines and Milk’s Jean-Claude Deguara, with the pair having previously collaborated on 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,” 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,” adds Haines. “We know Milk’s creative team will produce the highest calibre of VFX to tell this important environmental story that will also help us understand our futures.”
Milk is currently in production on the upcoming Sony feature The Woman King, from director Gina Prince-Bythewood, and the Netflix feature Me Time, among other projects. Surviving Earth will be available to stream on Peacock, and will begin production later this year.