U.S. net Discovery Channel has tapped 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin (pictured) to narrate the American version of big-budget BBC coproduction Frozen Planet, which will air Stateside in March next year.
Baldwin replaces Sir David Attenborough, who narrates the British version, which is currently airing in the UK to soaring ratings. The seven-episode series looks at life in the Earth’s polar regions.
“Discovery Channel is very excited to have someone as passionate and talented as Alec Baldwin to lend his voice to such an important landmark television event,” said Eileen O’Neill, group president for Discovery Channel and TLC.
For the BBC, Alastair Fothergill is Frozen Planet’s executive producer, while Vanessa Berlowitz is series producer. For Discovery Channel, Susan Winslow is executive producer, and Christine Weber is VP of production.