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Hollywood hardman Vinnie Jones to front farm renovation series for Discovery+

Discovery+ has ordered a series in which former footballer-turned-actor Vinnie Jones transforms a dilapidated farm in the UK county of West Sussex into a sustainable utopia.

Vinnie Jones (photo: Getty Images)

Vinnie Jones: The Wild Life (working title, 6×60′) will launch on the Warner Bros Discovery (WBD)-owned streaming service later this year.

Produced by All3Media-owned Lime Pictures, it sees Jones share his passion for rewilding and restoring the disappearing British countryside.

The series will show Jones and his farming family build, bond and banter as they look to the future of the estate, establishing new conservation methods and the reintroduction of species and building habitats to attract new wildlife.

Jones’s career as a tough-tackling midfielder in the 1980s and 90s saw him play for teams such as Leeds United and Wimbledon, with whom he won the FA Cup in 1988.

Later, he acted in films such as Snatch, X-Men and Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels.

The series were ordered for WBD UK & Ireland by Clare Laycock, senior VP and head of content, networks and streaming, and commissioned by Charlotte Reid, VP of commissioning. Matt Reid is commissioning executive for Discovery+ and Charlie Clay is the executive producer for Lime Pictures.

“Most people know me as a professional footballer or Hollywood hardman, but what people probably don’t know is that all of that hard work has been to support my real passion: my home in the Great British countryside,” Jones said.

“I was brought up living off the fruits of the land and I can’t wait to show people at home the joy of the outdoors, the beauty of the British countryside, and the reward of good old fashioned hard work.”

Laycock said: “Vinnie’s charisma, determination and fiery personality shine through in this series and viewers are going to love getting to know a surprising new side to this hard-as-nails footballer: a true country gentleman.”

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