US cable network Nat Geo Wild has commissioned 12 episodes of Spanish dog format Leader of the Pack with The Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan.
The broadcaster has greenlit the series from Latin American producer Powwow Media Partners. The series will have episodes filmed in the UK, Italy and the Netherlands and follows Millan as he trains families with new dogs.
The show, known locally in Spain as El Lider de la Manada, is produced by Powwow’s Marcela Campos and Leo Lavazza and Gregory Vanger. It was commissioned by National Geographic Channels president Howard T. Owens and Nat Geo Wild senior VP Geoff Daniels.
“Cesar Millan’s unparalleled insight into the unique behavior of dogs – and their less-than-obedient humans – has sparked a worldwide phenomenon and transformed the way we understand man’s best friend. Leader of the Pack represents the next step in the evolution of Nat Geo Wild’s relationship with Cesar, and we are pleased to provide our audience with a new franchise from a Nat Geo face they love on a global scale,” said Daniels.