National Geographic Channel Asia (NGCA), FOX International Channels’ (FIC) leading factual entertainment channel, is launching an original pan-regional series produced in Asia for an Asian audience.
I Wouldn’t Go In There sends blogger and urban explorer Robert Joe (“RJ”) to investigate the true stories behind some of Asia’s most reputedly haunted sites.
This series is commissioned by National Geographic Channel Asia, produced by InFocus Asia and supported by the Media Development Authority of Singapore. It is in line with FIC Asia’s strategy to ramp up its slate of original production, and NGCA’s goal of developing locally relevant returnable series.
For this first season, the production crew spent six months travelling to ten countries in the region filming at some spine-chilling locations such as an abandoned school in Hong Kong, a former detention centre in Taiwan and the ruins of an ancient city in Thailand.
“We are excited to bring I Wouldn’t Go In There to audiences around Asia, and there are plans on the table to produce additional original programming for the benefit of local audiences,” said Mark Francis, Vice President of Production and Development (Asia-Pacific) for FOX International Channels. “I Wouldn’t Go In There is an original idea that we developed internally at the channel and it’s the first of a new breed of stylish, contemporary factual programmes made out of our region. We believe our viewers will appreciate how it puts a fresh spin on the popular mystery and history genres while delivering the insightful narratives National Geographic Channel is known for.”
I Wouldn’t Go In There premieres on National Geographic Channel on August 23. 2013 in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia with a double episode, followed by a new episode to air every Friday at 11pm.