Dominic Monaghan Backpacks Into The Wild For New BBC America Series

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 Dominic Monaghan arrives at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles TV Tea 2012 in Los Angeles, California, on September 22, 2012 -- Getty Images
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Dominic Monaghan is taking a walk on the wild side.

The former "Lost" star has teamed up with BBC America for a new adventure/travel series, coming in January -- "Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan."

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The eight-episode season will see the actor backpacking as he explores remote areas across the globe looking for "the most badass animals in the world," according to the network's announcement on Tuesday.

"Shooting 'Wild Things' for BBC America is a dream come true for me," Dominic said in a statement. "I've journeyed to some of the most amazing places in the world in search of creatures I'm interested in, on holiday just for fun - and now I get to take an audience with me and educate them in the process."

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Dominic is the executive producer of his new series and he said he can't wait to share it with BBC America watchers when it premieres on Tuesday, January 22 at 10 PM ET/PT.

"The locals I've met, the food I've eaten and the places I've seen are just fascinating and I'm so excited to share this exhilarating visual experience with the audience," his statement concluded.

The actor has some experience with animals. According to the BBC America release, the actor picked up techniques on how to "handle, care for and appreciate the creatures of the wild" when he was a child, working alongside his biologist and teacher father.

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