Discovery has greenlit four-part wildlife series “The Bond,” which takes an intimate look at the unique bond between animals and humans, spotlighting these relationships in its purest forms. The logline: Spanning the globe, “The Bond” will tell the remarkable, moving, and surprising stories of men, women, and children bonding deeply with animals that we might think of as wild. These animals were never meant to be domesticated, but because of extreme circumstances, they were forced into close contact with human beings – and both animal and human had to adapt in sharing our increasingly fragile planet.
The series is executive produced by Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, and Emily Barclay Ford of Team Downey.
“The Bond reminds us that beauty, connection and hope can be born out of the most adverse and challenging circumstance in our world. As animal lovers, we are thrilled to partner with Glen Zipper and Discovery to capture these incredible stories,” said Susan Downey.