UKTV’s Dave has commissioned a new series following ‘hurricane chaser’ Josh Morgerman who predicts where a storm will hit before racing right into its eye.
Morgerman’s past chases include 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.
In the new series he and his production team will give first-hand accounts from the eye of the storm.
They’ll have unprecedented access to the human stories, from sheltering families to emergency rescues that unfold around them on the ground, while the storm rages.
Morgerman said: “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.”
The series is produced by ScreenDog Productions and commissioned by UKTV’s senior commissioning editor, Helen Nightingale, who acts as executive producer for UKTV, alongside Ed Kellie for ScreenDog. The series will be distributed by BBC Studios.
UKTV’s Helen Nightingale said: “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.”
ScreenDog’s Ed Kellie added: “Josh takes viewers inside storms more powerful than 1000 nuclear bombs, enabling them to experience jaw-dropping stories that the news can’t reach, in which ordinary people’s survival instincts are truly tested.
“Alongside the very real human drama, watching Josh chase the eye of the storm is terrifying and entertaining.”
Dave channel director, Luke Hales, commented: “We know Dave viewers love adventurous characters and they don’t come more adventurous than the Hurricane Man.
“We can’t wait for Dave viewers to join Josh and his team on their astonishing travels.”
Hurricane Man will air on Dave next year and will also be available on UKTV Play.