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July 18, 2019

Contact - Paul Schur
Group VP, Communications

I WAS PREY recounts haunting, true stories of people who survived life or death situations after coming face to face with an animal with the potential to kill. Each individual story emphasizes how life can change in an instant, and the strength victims gain in these moments that change their lives forever. The all-new season premieres Wednesday, August 14th at 9 PM ET/PT. 

This series demonstrates how animals can be unpredictable, especially when we are in their territory. Through emotional, first-person accounts of these frightening encounters the survivors share the profound and ever-lasting effect that is left on their lives, often sharing that they have come away with a greater respect for the natural world and a renewed sense of purpose in their own lives. The new seasons features stories of encounters with sharks, snakes, hippos, elephants mountain lions and many other potentially deadly creatures that remind us it’s an animal world and we just live in it.

All previous seasons and episodes of I WAS PREY are available in their entirety on the Animal Planet GO app.

I WAS PREY is produced for Animal Planet by Hit + Run where Rob Shaftel serves as executive producer, Thomas J. Strodel is co-executive producer, Noah Korn and Matt Koed serve as supervising producers. For Animal Planet, Patrick Keegan is supervising producer and Meredith is coordinating producer.

About Animal Planet 

Animal Planet, one of Discovery, Inc.’s great global brands, is dedicated to creating high quality content with global appeal delivering on its mission to keep the childhood joy and wonder of animals alive by bringing people up close in every way. Available to 360 million homes in more than 205 countries and territories, Animal Planet combines content that explores the undeniable bonds forged between animals and humans, optimized across all screens around the world. In the U.S., Animal Planet audiences can enjoy their favorite programming anytime, anywhere through the Animal Planet Go app which features live and on-demand access. For more information, please visit

About Hit + Run

Based in Hoboken, NJ and led by Founder and Executive Producer Rob Shaftel, Hit + Run is a full service production company known for high concept and high quality story-driven programming with unprecedented access to incredible locations and characters. Combining compelling storytelling and dynamic visuals, the company produces across all genres, from cutting edge television to disruptive digital programs. Since launching a few years ago, Hit + Run has produced numerous series including I Was Prey (Animal Planet), Way Past Midnight (Red Bull TV), American Down Low (Complex Networks) as well as the upcoming series Legends of the Wild (Discovery), Critter Fixers (NatGeo) and yet to be announced series for Investigation Discovery and Travel Channel. 

About Discovery

Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps and Discovery Kids Play; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and Motor Trend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media and a strategic alliance with the PGA Tour to create the Global Home of Golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Motor Trend, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.