AMC is producing a new unscripted reality TV show surrounding the world of competitive taxidermy. The show features four extremely skilled taxidermists (“Immortalizers”) that will compete against a guest “challenger” to create an end piece to be judged. The criteria for judging is explained by one of the judges, noted former taxidermist for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (for over 25 years), Paul Rhymer:
The show has three criteria that we judge: craftsmanship, originality and sticking to the theme. A traditional taxidermy competition is more about just craftsmanship and how good of a taxidermist you are. This opens things up in a really big way. They’ve got to bring a different element to the competition, which is not necessarily in their comfort zone. Some judges look harder at the craftsmanship or someone will look more at the artistic point of view, but judging is always a subjective thing. We try to be fair to all the people who are contestants, but it’s up to us to evaluate. That’s why you have three judges, because we don’t always agree.
The show will air on Thursday nights at 10PM EST/9PM CST on AMC.
You can can learn more about the series here: Immortalized; find out more
And see a trailer for the new series below:
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