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It was recently announced that Dominic Monaghan, who played Meriadoc Brandybuck in The Lord of the Rings, will star in a new series for BBC America. It is titled Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan and will feature the actor as he travels the world looking for “the biggest, scariest and weirdest insects on the planet.”

Monaghan said, “I have been obsessed and interested in nature all my life. This show brings together years of excited preparation by finally creating a series that demonstrates my love for travel, animals, adventure and people.”

Perry Simon of BBC Worldwide America GM said, “Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan introduces our audience to creatures typically only seen in fantasy or science fiction. We are among the many fans of Dominic’s work, and it is his genuine love and knowledge of these creatures and the production team’s global ambition that inspired us to make this series an important part of our slate of new originals.”

The series will premiere on BBC America later this year.

Orlando Bloom, who will be reprising his role of Legolas in The Hobbit films, will star alongside Djimon Hounsou in Zulu, a new film from director Jerome Salle.

Bloom and Housou will play Cape Town police officers investigating the brutal murder of an 18-year-old girl. The case gains a flurry of attention from the press because the girl’s father was a member of the 1995 World Championship Springboks ruby team. The trail leads to perilous encounters with a narcotics gang connected to a former apartheid official.

Based on the book by Caryl Ferey, we can hope that it will be an engaging thriller that confronts the dangers and corruption in South Africa as it moved toward democracy.

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