Discovery To Premiere ‘Mosquito’ To Enlighten On The Risk Of Next ‘Worldwide Pandemic’

MOSQUITO is a timely in-depth look at this very tiny, very dangerous creature, and how it is changing in unpredictable and unprecedented ways.  Narrated by Academy Award nominated actor Jeremy Renner (“The Town,” “The Hurt Locker,”) the film chronicles the increasing global threat this tiny animal poses and the potential lethal ramifications without a worldwide coordinated effort.
The film features interviews with leading experts including former CDC director Dr Thomas Frieden and Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation who points out that the resources required to fight an outbreak relative to the level of death that could result from a fatal pandemic make this a clear global health priority.
“For more than 30 years, Discovery’s mission has been to ignite viewers’ curiosity, spark dialogue and encourage action on critical topics through our world-class storytelling and brands across 220 countries and territories,” says David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery Communications. 
“Discovery is at its best taking a global problem and showcasing its effects on individuals and their local communities,” says Rich Ross, Group President, Discovery, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and Velocity. “The spread of mosquito-borne illnesses in places they have never been having the potential to change the world as we know it. MOSQUITO shines a spotlight on this rapidly moving issue, giving audiences the tools to understand and prepare for a new world.”
MOSQUITO is a Yap Films Production produced for Discovery Channel; Directed by Su Rynard; executive producers, Elliott Halpern and Elizabeth Trojian; Editors, Michele Francis and Steve Weslak; Cinematography by, Mark Elam; Writer, Mark Monroe; Original music by, Tom Third; Associate Producer, Alex Rankin. For Discovery: supervising producer, Jon Bardin; Executive producer, John Hoffman.
Viewers can look out for the global premiere of MOSQUITO that will simulcast across Africa on Discovery Channel (DStv 121) and Discovery Family (DStv 136) on Thursday, 6th July at 21:00 CAT and repeats on Animal Planet on Friday, 7th July at 21:00 CAT as well as Discovery Science on Saturday, 8th July at 21:00 CAT.