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Netflix to debut “Our Planet” in April; David Attenborough to narrate

Global streaming giant Netflix’s upcoming natural history series Our Planet is set for April of 2019 and will be narrated by world famous naturalist Sir David Attenborough. The eight-part series is ...
November 8, 2018

Global streaming giant Netflix’s upcoming natural history series Our Planet is set for April of 2019 and will be narrated by world famous naturalist Sir David Attenborough.

The eight-part series is a collaboration with Bristol-based Silverback Films (Planet Earth, Blue Planet) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), a global conservation organization. Our Planet will showcase the globe’s most precious species and diverse habitats; from the remote Arctic wilderness to the vast African landscapes, all captured in 4K.

First announced in 2015, the project, four years in the making, took more than 600 members of the series crew to 50 countries, across all continents, to capture 3,500-plus filming days.

A companion book to Our Planet will be published in April by Transworld.

“We’re the first generation to know the full impact of what we’re doing to our planet, and the last that has the chance to do anything about it,” said Colin Butfield, executive director of WWF-UK and executive producer of Our Planet, in a statement. “We’re at a unique moment in our history where we have the chance to put things right and start on the path towards a better future. Our Planet will showcase the wonders of our world at the critical time when we need global action to protect it.”

Our Planet heads to Netflix on April 5, 2019.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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