Global factual streaming service CuriosityStream is planning to premiere the original series Rescued Chimpanzees of the Congo with Jane Goodall (w/t) in spring 2021.
The five-part series (plus one-hour special) is executive produced by CuriosityStream and Off The Fence Productions, in conjunction with the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI).
The production is filmed in a combination of 4K Ultra HD and HD and will offer unprecedented access into the daily life and work of JGI’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center. It will feature interviews with and never-before-seen archival footage of Goodall, and access a catalogue of more than 10 years of untold stories about the rescued wild chimps at Tchimpounga.
“The behind the scenes access to Dr. Goodall’s teams’ trailblazing work at Tchimpounga combined with the insightful, emotional stories told in every episode will keep our viewers coming back for more,” said Rob Burk, head of original content for CuriosityStream, in a statement. “We’re thrilled to deliver unique perspectives and groundbreaking content, and we’re proud to collaborate with our longtime partners at Off the Fence to bring this series to CuriosityStream.”
Allison Bean, Andrew Zikking and Debbie Hinnigan will EP for Off The Fence Productions. Debbie Hinnigan is series producer. Jorge Franzini will EP for CuriosityStream. The Jane Goodall Institute USA Communications and Policy team will provide production support, with Rebeca Atencia serving as scientific advisor and creative consultant to the series, and Fernando Turmo as wildlife videographer and producer.