HOPE IN THE WATER offers ocean’s bountiful feast on PBS

  HOPE IN THE WATER is a new three-part PBS documentary series seen on PBS stations and the PBS app starting June 19, 2024.

  Environmental enthusiast and actress Shailene Woodley proved to be as knowledgeable as she was keen about nurturing the oceans to reap a bountiful feast during the launch of the PBS Hope In The Water docuseries.

   Woodley expressed how proud she was to be featured in the production as she walked the “blue carpet” at the premiere event held at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. Also, David E. Kelley (Woodley’s Big Little Lies producer/writer/creator) was on hand equally as proud of Hope In The Water, his first venture into the documentary world as Executive Advisor.

Director Brian Peter Falk, executive advisor David E. Kelley, founder and CEO of the Native Conservancy Dune Lankard, executive producer Andrew Zimmern, Deadline’s Pete Hammond and actor Shailene Woodley participate in the panel the premiere of HOPE IN THE WATER at The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on June 6, 2024. Photo courtesy of PBS/Rahoul Ghose.

  After a sneak peek screening, the thirteen-time Emmy award-winning producer/writer Kelley joined a lively panel discussion that included Executive Producer and James Beard award-winning Chef Andrew Zimmern, series showrunner/director Brian Peter Falk, founder/CEO of the Native Conservancy Dune Lankard, and Woodley. The Q&A was moderated by Deadline’s chief film critic Pete Hammond. A PBS reception followed co-hosted by Fed by Blue, St. Supery Vineyards and Hydrow.

Also attending were Katherine Bryar (Fed By Blue co-founder), Jennifer Bushman (Fed By Blue co-founder), Dan Buettner (Blue Zones founder/author), Mike Dostal (Hydrow athlete), Mac Evans (Hydrow athlete), Shelea Frazier (recording artist), Jill Kauffman Johnson (Fed By Blue co-founder), Sharon Lawrence (actress/Heal the Bay activist), Andrew Russell (PBS SoCal CEO & President), Ian Shive (Discovery Channel), Thor Sigfusson (Iceland Ocean Cluster founder), Bryce Smith (Hydrow founder), Emma Swain (St. Supery Vineyards CEO), Jesus Trejo (stand-up comic, host of PBS’s Roots of Comedy), Patrick Weiland (SVP Intuitive Content), and many more.

Hope In The Water travels the globe to uncover solutions and practices helping to protect our oceans and waterways from climate change and the world’s growing demand for food. Navigating the waters are Baratunde Thurston, Martha Stewart, José Andrés and Shailene Woodley. They are featured in the series to help viewers meet fishers, water farmers, scientists, chefs, home cooks and environmental activists all working together to ensure the longevity of our oceans, waterways and the communities and people who rely on them.

It is a show that offers hope. Tune in Hope In The Water starting June 19, on PBS.

PBS’s Sylvia Bugg, director Brian Peter Falk, executive advisor David E. Kelley, actor Shailene Woodley, executive producer Andrew Zimmern and PBS SoCal’s Andrew Russell walk the blue carpet at the premiere of HOPE IN THE WATER at The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on June 6, 2024. Photo courtesy of PBS/Rahoul Ghose.

Margie Barron has written for a wide variety of outlets including Gannett newspapers, Nickelodeon, Tiger Beat and 16 Magazine, Fresh!, Senior Life, Production Update, airline magazines, etc. Margie is also proud to have been half of the husband & wife writing team Frank & Margie Barron, who had written together for various entertainment and travel publications for more than 38 years.