A wild ride for young viewers

Phil Breslin, host of the new children's TV series Built to Survive.

Australia’s ultimate animal survivors will be featured in a new children’s series on ABC ME.

Production is underway on Built to Survive, a 10-part children’s natural history factual series.

The series is spearheaded by wildlife aficionado, biologist and third generation Indigenous educator, Phil Breslin.

Phil will brave some of the country’s most extreme and hostile environments in search of the ultimate animal survivors. These are species that have evolved their unique qualities to withstand Australia’s extreme conditions and unique ecosystems.

Built To Survive will be filmed on location in remote and wilderness environments throughout Queensland.

Consulting with First Nations peoples about habitats and lifecycles, Phil will traverse rivers and deserts, dive deep into the ocean, scale trees and use science in a bid to explore some of the strangest and most specialised animal adaptations on the planet.

Libbie Doherty, ABC Head of Children’s Production said the show would take children on a wild ride.

“Aussie kids are adventurers at heart, captivated by our unique land, curious wildlife and Indigenous knowledge,” she said.

“Phil’s fresh perspective combines all three and takes the ABC ME audience on a wild ride across Australia.”

The series is being produced by Butter Media, with the support of the Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF).

Built to Survive will screen on ABC ME and ABC iview in 2022.