The Pack: Olympian Lindsey Vonn to host Amazon canine contest series
Staff Reporter | On 09, Aug 2020
Amazon Studios has ordered The Pack, a new global competition series that celebrates the unrivaled bond between dogs and their human companions. Hosted by Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn and her canine co-host Lucy, the series features 12 teams of dogs and their humans on an epic adventure across multiple continents.
At stake is a life-changing monetary prize for the winning duo ($500,000) and the animal charity of their choice ($250,000). Additionally, The Pack donated $250,000 during filming to multiple charities and animal rescue organisations in each country, helping to pay it forward to dogs and those who love them around the world.
To win the monetary prize for themselves and their charity, the teams will have to depend on their understanding of one another’s strengths and weaknesses and prove to have the strongest bond in the pack. In each locale, the human and dog duos will face fun and exciting challenges, designed in concert with a team of accredited veterinarians and certified dog experts that also accompany the group on their journey, making sure it is a positive experience for everyone.
The Pack is produced by Amazon Studios and Renegade 83, an Entertainment One company. Jay Bienstock with Jay Renfroe and David Garfinkle of Renegade 83 serve as Executive Producers.
“The Pack is an uplifting and exhilarating new unscripted series, celebrating one of the most unique and universally-recognized relationships we have – between people and their best friends,” said Albert Cheng, Co-Head of Television at Amazon Studios. “Our Amazon Prime customers around the world will go on an adventure unlike any other as these impressive dogs and their humans navigate challenges as teams, making a difference along the way. The Pack is a great addition to our growing slate of global competition series.”
“I have overcome many obstacles in life, but one thing that has reigned true during good times and bad has been the love of my dogs,” said Lindsey Vonn. “Like many times before, Lucy will be by my side on yet another one of life’s adventures, and I’m excited for everyone to watch and cheer on these incredible contestants and their beloved companions.”
The series will launch later this year on Amazon Prime Video.