UKTV has commissioned a new stormy series for its entertainment channel, Dave.
“Venturing deep inside the jaws of earth’s mightiest storms has been a lifelong, perhaps unhealthy, obsession of mine. I’ve always hunted solo, but now I have a documentary film crew with me recording every moment of these dangerous expeditions, and that’s pretty awesome.” – Josh Morgerman
The UKTV Original, Hurricane Man, follows Josh Morgerman, one of the world’s leading hurricane chasers over an eight part series. Josh predicts where a storm will hit before racing right into the eye of some of the biggest and most dangerous storms around the globe, including Hurricane Florence, which devastated parts of North Carolina, and Super Typhoon Mangkhut, which battered the Philippines recently.
Josh’s passion for hurricanes is matched only by the force and ferocity of the very storms he is chasing. As the destruction and tragic loss of life can prove, getting too close to this kind of weather can be treacherous. Josh and his on-screen team of British producers will give first-hand accounts from the eye of the storm. They have unprecedented access to the human stories, from sheltering families to emergency rescues that unfold around them on the ground, while the storm rages. Altogether creating the ultimate hurricane documentary series.
Hurricane Man will air on Dave next year and will also be available on UKTV Play. It follows the announcement of more brand new UKTV Originals coming to Dave in 2019, including Expedition With Steve Backshall, Hypothetical with Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster, and new series of Yianni: Supercar Customiser, the award-winning Taskmaster, and scripted comedy, Porters.
“The minute I saw Josh I knew we had an exciting and authentic new expert for Dave. His passion and knowledge for these storms is clear and compelling. His bravery under extreme duress has to be seen to be believed.” – UKTV’s Helen Nightingale