Animal Planet Orders First Scripted Special Starring Martin Sheen

Via: TV Guide

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Animal Planet is venturing into scripted programming with its first ever film starring Martin Sheen, the network announced at Thursday’s Discovery Communications upfront.


Based on the true events that inspired Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, Revenge of the Whale features Old Thomas Nickerson (Sheen) as he tells his story about being a cabin boy on the ill-fated voyage of the whaling ship The Essex. The two-hour special, a co-production with the BBC, also stars Jonas Armstrong and Adam Rayner.



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