Netflix has gone and achieved a major coo in luring Sir David Attenborough away from the BBC for their all new natural history series ‘Our Planet’.
Sir David Attenborough will serve as the voice of upcoming, ground-breaking, eight-part series. It will showcase the planet’s most precious species and fragile habitats, revealing amazing sights on Earth in ways they’ve never been seen using the latest in 4k camera technology.
The documentary is the result of 4 years of filming in 50 countries across all the continents of the world, with over 600 members of crew capturing more than three and a half thousand filming days, and will focus on the breadth of the diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.
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Speaking at WWF’s State of the Planet Address event in London, Sir David Attenborough said:
“Our Planet will take viewers on a spectacular journey of discovery showcasing the beauty and fragility of our natural world. Today we have become the greatest threat to the health of our home but there’s still time for us to address the challenges we’ve created if we act now. We need the world to pay attention. Our Planet brings together some of the world’s best filmmakers and conservationists and I’m delighted to help bring this important story to millions of people worldwide.“
The partnership with WWF enables the series to be part of a wider global project which will help inspire people around the world to discover why our natural world matters. From a wealth of online resources to educational programmes for schools, the project will go beyond just showcasing the wonders of our planet to reveal what we must do now to ensure people and nature can thrive.
The original documentary will premiere globally on Netflix April 5 2019.
Netflix has also released a teaser of the new series to go ahead with the announcement.