"The Operatives" (TV show) is a reality series on Pivot that chronicles the life of adventurer, author, and eco warrior Pete Bethune and his team of extreme conservationists that travels the globe to take on and expose the offenders who are harming vulnerable wildlife, natural resources and ecosystems around the world.

In the first installment, Bethune and his team of operatives, including a former SEAL Team 6 member, a US Marine, and a Maori paratrooper, set out to film the Namibian seal pup kill that results in the deaths of 90,000 annually. Bethune asserts that the Namibian government does everything it can to shield the activity from the public so it's their team's task to secretly film the kill and put pressure on the government to shut it down. Making their mission even more treacherous is the location — the area they've targeted is an active diamond mine teeming with armed security guards who will shoot on sight.

Season 2

After the first season's successful campaigns in Africa and Central America, the series heads to Asia with a brand new team, including a former United States Navy SEAL, a former U.S. Reconnaissance Marine, a former French SAS member, and the team's first biologist, Nicola Gunary.

In a thrilling, action-packed second season, the crew will embark on even bolder missions to tackle human-tiger conflicts, rhino poaching, suspected illegal animal trading, cyanide and dynamite fishing, dolphin captivity and much more. Pete and his team will survey guarded warehouses full of exotic animals, track potentially armed poachers through dense rainforests, brush up against an Asian syndicate, and use cutting-edge technology to locate alleged illegal fishermen endangering wildlife in the Coral Triangle.

Outnumbered and under-resourced, this hard-core team of conservationists is pushed to their limit and must come together to pull off their most daring tasks ever. Continuing Participant Media's mission to spark conversation and inspire change, Pivot will team up with several NGOs including Oceana and Pete's own non-profit team, Earthrace Conservation, to help protect the vulnerable wildlife and natural resources seen in each episode and to give the show's audience meaningful ways to take action around each episode topic.

"The Operatives" is acquired from Zodiak Rights who also handles international distribution.


Network: Pivot
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: August 17, 2014
Seasons: 2
Production Company: Zodiak Rights

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