Loud Minds has partnered with award-winning VFX studio Milk to create the full suite of visual effects on the newly commissioned 8-part NBC series, Surviving Earth.

A co-production between UK Indie Loud Minds and Universal Television Alternative Studio, factual event-series Surviving Earth promises an incredible journey into prehistory to learn the lessons from past mass extinctions. The partnership will see Milk develop and create all the spectacular 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 immersive experience Dinosaurs In The Wild.

VFX Supervisor and Milk co-owner, Jean-Claude Deguara comments:

“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. 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.”

Tim Haines, Creative Director, Loud Minds said:

“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. 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.”

Jag Mundi, Milk Executive Chairman, added:

“We’re very excited to see Jean-Claude and our creative team begin work on such an epic project in Surviving Earth. Milk has built a strong platform for growth, significantly increasing its capacity and creative talent base – positioning itself well to add a project of this quality to its roster.”

Milk is currently in production on upcoming Sony feature The Woman King from director Gina Prince-Bythewood; Netflix feature Me Time; Working Title’s features The Swimmers and What’s Love Got To Do With It; Amazon feature Your Christmas Or Mine and Amazon Studios/ Left Bank Picture’s episodic series Three Pines.

Surviving Earth will be available to stream on Peacock and will begin production later this year.

Tanya Combrinck
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Tanya is a writer covering art, design, and visual effects. She has 15 years of experience as a magazine journalist and has written for publications including 3D World, 3D Artist, Computer Arts, net magazine, and Creative Bloq.