Animal Planet has greenlit a second season of hit show The Aquarium, produced by Left/Right and Copper Pot Pictures.
The Aquarium documents the daily behind-the-scenes at the Western Hemisphere’s largest aquarium – Georgia Aquarium, and the vital role it plays in aquatic conservation around the world. The series also focuses on the stories of the thousands of special animals who call the 10 million gallons of water at the Atlanta-based aquarium home; the bonds the animals share with the staff who dedicate their lives and careers to their care; and Georgia Aquarium’s global conservation efforts.
Season One premiered in May to nearly one million viewers, and is Animal Planet’s highest-rated freshmen series for 2019 to date (a tie with Crikey! It’s the Irwins) among Adults 25-54, in addition to also being the second highest-rated freshmen series in two years, second to Crikey! It’s the Irwins (2018-2019) and third to Left/Right’s popular series The Zoo (2017).
The recent season followed the aquarium’s biologists, researchers and aquarists during their fascinating day-to-day activities. Audiences were introduced to an array of animals with memorable stories, including southern sea otter pups, Mara and Gibson, who were rescued from the California coast; African penguins Charlie and Lizzie, who have been together for 25 years; a very curious rescued green sea turtle named Tank; and a plethora of other animals that reside at the aquarium including jellies and piranhas. The staffers also traveled to Cape Town, South Africa to help rehabilitate African penguins and assist in the release of a group of these penguins back into the wild.
The Aquarium is produced for Animal Planet by Left/Right and Copper Pot Pictures. Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman, Anneka Jones and Michael LaHaie are the executive producers; Jessie Findlay is co-executive producer for Left/Right. David LaMattina and Chad Walker are the executive producers for Copper Pot Pictures. Lisa Lucas is the executive producer for Animal Planet, with Patrick Keegan as supervising producer.
Left/Right’s The Zoo is currently in its third series for Animal Planet, and their new series The Zoo: San Diego premiered on Animal Planet on August 10.