Boom has been commissioned by Channel 5 to produce Our Little Farm on the Prairie, a four-part series following the lives of the Doan family in the state of North Dakota.

The Doans are a close-knit family, full of big personalities who have farmed the land for generations. Clad in their Stetsons and boots, using horses and lassos to round up the cattle, the Doans are real-life cowboys striving to make a living in the modern world.

The series has been commissioned by Daniel Louw, commissioning editor, Non-Scripted for Channel 5/Paramount+.

Set on the 17,000 acres of the Doan’s Black Leg Ranch and filmed over the course of the summer, the series will explore their rural lifestyle and American traditions.

The series will capture the calving season in full swing, will follow the family across North and South Dakota to compete in local Rodeos, witness the huge operation that is the annual cattle-branding weekend and will also take a look at the family’s other traditional activities among the thriving local community.

The Cardiff-based indie, part of ITV Studios, has also been recommissioned for a fourth series of Skin A&E, also commissioned by Daniel Louw.

The news follows the recent announcement that series two of Boom Kids’ Meet the Experts, which receives funding via the BFI’s Young Audience Content Fund, is among a number of new and returning shows for Channel 5’s pre-school strand Milkshake!

Sam Grace, creative director of Boom and executive producer said: “We’re delighted to be working on multiple projects for Channel 5, which continues to be very supportive of us as a nations-based producer.”

Global distribution for Our Little Farm on the Prairie and Skin A&E is handled by ITV Studios.

Pippa Considine

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