Icon Films Production will travel to northern India to investigate an animal that has caused the death of several people for Five's Nature Shock strand.

The 60-minute film, The Flesh Eating Monster, will go out as part of this autumn's 5 x 60-minute series and will follow explorer and angler Jeremy Wade as he explores a small river where the creature has claimed its victims.

Icon Films chief executive Harry Marshall will executive produce and Luke Wiles is the producer. Bethan Corney ordered the film for Five.

Marshall said: “Five's Nature Shock series offers the perfect platform for Icon to further exemplify its leading role in the natural history arena.”