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Dominic Monaghan explores some of the most remote corners of far-flung countries across the globe as he searches for the largest, weirdest and most intense creatures alive. Dominic is best known for his role in the movie adaptations of Lord of the Rings and as Charlie Pace in Lost. A true nature lover, Monaghan’s knowledge and love for insects and reptiles developed during his childhood and remains to this day.

In this second season of Wild Things, Dom expands his quests to include bigger and badder creatures – giant spitting cobras, charging elephants, a creature with the longest fangs in the world and another that just might be the most venomous animal in the ocean are just a few of the creatures on Dom’s roster this time around.

Dom has to cover some of the most challenging – and remote – terrain on the planet. He’ll have to search on land, by riverboat and even underwater to find the animals he seeks. He’ll drive, dive, hike, sail – and even surf – some of the most spectacular places on the planet. He’ll work in temperatures that swing from the scorching hot jungles of the Amazon, to the cold and snowy mountains of Japan.

Along the way, he’ll meet the people who live and work to conserve and protect the world’s most rare and wonderful creatures.

Executive producer and host

Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan

Dominic Monaghan

Dominic Monaghan has demonstrated incredible versatility in an acting career that has included such diverse characterisations as the Hobbit Merry in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Charlie Pace on ABC’s hit series Lost, a quantum physicist in the TV mystery FlashForward, and an electrical-powered mutant known as Bolt in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Dominic produced and starred in The Day, where he played the leader of a post-apocalyptic group being hunted by zombies. Other recent credits include the comedy TV series Goodnight Burbank and Crackle’s original series The Unknown.

A true nature lover and wildlife enthusiast, he recently wrapped shooting the second season of the Critics’ Choice Television Award nominated series, Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan. In each episode, Dominic takes the viewer along on an intimate, heart-pumping adventure as he tracks down and gets up close and personal with some of the planet’s most rare and life-threatening insects.

Before his worldwide success he became known in England for his role in the British television drama Hetty Wainthropp Investigations. His other feature film work includes Glenn McQuaid’s I Sell the Dead, (which was featured at Slamdance Film Festival), Colin Teague’s Spivs, Richard Jobson’s The Purifiers and Rebecca Cook‘s Shooting Livien. Dominic has also combined two of his life’s passions – photography and nature – and held his first exhibit in early 2008, Happy Accidents.

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Episode 3, Series 2

Wednesday January 24 at 21:30

Brazil - Titan Beetle

Dom's in the Amazon Rainforest of Brazil, on a mission to find the Titan Beetle which can grow up to seven inches in length. 3/10

Episode 3, Series 2

Thursday January 25 at 02:45

Brazil - Titan Beetle

Dom's in the Amazon Rainforest of Brazil, on a mission to find the Titan Beetle which can grow up to seven inches in length. 3/10

Episode 3, Series 2

Thursday January 25 at 10:50

Brazil - Titan Beetle

Dom's in the Amazon Rainforest of Brazil, on a mission to find the Titan Beetle which can grow up to seven inches in length. 3/10

Episode 4, Series 2

Wednesday January 31 at 21:30

Cairns - The Box Jellyfish

In his first underwater mission ever, Dom heads to Australia's legendary Great Barrier Reef to track down the deadly Box jellyfish. 4/10

Episode 4, Series 2

Thursday February 1 at 02:45

Cairns - The Box Jellyfish

In his first underwater mission ever, Dom heads to Australia's legendary Great Barrier Reef to track down the deadly Box jellyfish. 4/10

Episode 4, Series 2

Thursday February 1 at 10:25

Cairns - The Box Jellyfish

In his first underwater mission ever, Dom heads to Australia's legendary Great Barrier Reef to track down the deadly Box jellyfish. 4/10

Episode 4, Series 2

Thursday February 1 at 15:40

Cairns - The Box Jellyfish

In his first underwater mission ever, Dom heads to Australia's legendary Great Barrier Reef to track down the deadly Box jellyfish. 4/10

Episode 5, Series 2

Wednesday February 7 at 21:30

Thailand - Slow Loris

Dom searches for the Slow Loris; a nocturnal, tree-dwelling toxic creature with enormous eyes that can see in the dark. 5/10

Episode 5, Series 2

Thursday February 8 at 02:45

Thailand - Slow Loris

Dom searches for the Slow Loris; a nocturnal, tree-dwelling toxic creature with enormous eyes that can see in the dark. 5/10

Episode 5, Series 2

Thursday February 8 at 10:20

Thailand - Slow Loris

Dom searches for the Slow Loris; a nocturnal, tree-dwelling toxic creature with enormous eyes that can see in the dark. 5/10

Episode 5, Series 2

Thursday February 8 at 15:35

Thailand - Slow Loris

Dom searches for the Slow Loris; a nocturnal, tree-dwelling toxic creature with enormous eyes that can see in the dark. 5/10

Episode 6, Series 2

Wednesday February 14 at 21:30

Zambia - Gaboon Viper

Dom's in Zambia, Africa on a mission to find one of the most feared snakes on the planet, the enormous and deadly Gaboon Viper. 6/10

Episode 6, Series 2

Thursday February 15 at 02:45

Zambia - Gaboon Viper

Dom's in Zambia, Africa on a mission to find one of the most feared snakes on the planet, the enormous and deadly Gaboon Viper. 6/10

Episode 6, Series 2

Thursday February 15 at 10:20

Zambia - Gaboon Viper

Dom's in Zambia, Africa on a mission to find one of the most feared snakes on the planet, the enormous and deadly Gaboon Viper. 6/10

Episode 6, Series 2

Thursday February 15 at 15:40

Zambia - Gaboon Viper

Dom's in Zambia, Africa on a mission to find one of the most feared snakes on the planet, the enormous and deadly Gaboon Viper. 6/10

Episode 7, Series 2

Wednesday February 21 at 21:30

Arizona - The Gila Monster

Dom's in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona on a mission to find one of America's most mythic creatures - the Gila Monster. 7/10

Episode 7, Series 2

Thursday February 22 at 02:55

Arizona - The Gila Monster

Dom's in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona on a mission to find one of America's most mythic creatures - the Gila Monster. 7/10

Episode 7, Series 2

Thursday February 22 at 10:20

Arizona - The Gila Monster

Dom's in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona on a mission to find one of America's most mythic creatures - the Gila Monster. 7/10

Episode 7, Series 2

Thursday February 22 at 15:30

Arizona - The Gila Monster

Dom's in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona on a mission to find one of America's most mythic creatures - the Gila Monster. 7/10

Episode 8, Series 2

Wednesday February 28 at 21:30

New Zealand - The Giant Wetapunga

Dom is in New Zealand on a mission to find one of the largest and heaviest insects on earth, the very rare and very cool Giant Wetapunga! 8/10

Episode 8, Series 2

Thursday March 1 at 03:00

New Zealand - The Giant Wetapunga

Dom is in New Zealand on a mission to find one of the largest and heaviest insects on earth, the very rare and very cool Giant Wetapunga! 8/10

Episode 8, Series 2

Thursday March 1 at 10:20

New Zealand - The Giant Wetapunga

Dom is in New Zealand on a mission to find one of the largest and heaviest insects on earth, the very rare and very cool Giant Wetapunga! 8/10

Episode 8, Series 2

Thursday March 1 at 15:40

New Zealand - The Giant Wetapunga

Dom is in New Zealand on a mission to find one of the largest and heaviest insects on earth, the very rare and very cool Giant Wetapunga! 8/10

Episode 9, Series 2

Wednesday March 7 at 21:30

Costa Rica - The Lemur Leaf Frog

Dom's in Costa Rica to see one of most rare amphibians on the planet - the extremely endangered but incredibly beautiful Lemur Leaf Frog. 9/10

Episode 9, Series 2

Thursday March 8 at 03:00

Costa Rica - The Lemur Leaf Frog

Dom's in Costa Rica to see one of most rare amphibians on the planet - the extremely endangered but incredibly beautiful Lemur Leaf Frog. 9/10

Episode 9, Series 2

Thursday March 8 at 10:30

Costa Rica - The Lemur Leaf Frog

Dom's in Costa Rica to see one of most rare amphibians on the planet - the extremely endangered but incredibly beautiful Lemur Leaf Frog. 9/10

Episode 9, Series 2

Thursday March 8 at 15:40

Costa Rica - The Lemur Leaf Frog

Dom's in Costa Rica to see one of most rare amphibians on the planet - the extremely endangered but incredibly beautiful Lemur Leaf Frog. 9/10

Episode 10, Series 2

Wednesday March 14 at 21:30

Japan - Giant Japanese Salamander

Dom travels to Japan in pursuit of Giant Japanese Salamanders; massive amphibians who live and hunt in cold, fast-moving remote mountain streams. 10/10

Episode 10, Series 2

Thursday March 15 at 02:45

Japan - Giant Japanese Salamander

Dom travels to Japan in pursuit of Giant Japanese Salamanders; massive amphibians who live and hunt in cold, fast-moving remote mountain streams. 10/10

Episode 10, Series 2

Thursday March 15 at 10:30

Japan - Giant Japanese Salamander

Dom travels to Japan in pursuit of Giant Japanese Salamanders; massive amphibians who live and hunt in cold, fast-moving remote mountain streams. 10/10

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