Sir David Attenborough and Netflix are teaming up for one of the TV events of 2019 – Our Planet.
The legendary broadcaster will voice the documentary series, which will reunite Attenborough with director Alastair Fothergill, the creator of the original Planet Earth and Blue Planet series.
Our Planet is a collaboration between Netflix, Silverback Films and WWF, the world’s leading conservation organisation.
When does Our Planet launch?
Our Planet will launch globally on Netflix on April 5, 2019.
What is Our Planet?
Our Planet will explore everything from Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.
This ground-breaking series will showcase the planet’s most precious species and fragile habitats, looking at Earth in ways we’ve never seen before, using the latest 4k camera technology.
A four-year project filmed in 50 countries and every continent of the world, Our Planet required 600 crew members and three and a half thousand filming days.
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."
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Why you need to watch Our Planet
Alastair Fothergill, director at Silverback, said: "Our Planet is our most ambitious endeavour to date, we hope it will inspire and delight hundreds of millions of people across the world so they can understand our planet, and the environmental threat it faces, as never before.
"The crew have ventured to all corners of the globe to capture breathtaking natural history sequences and using the latest filming technology to bring these never-filmed-before moments into people’s homes. By launching on Netflix at the same time all over the world, this series will enable people to connect to and understand the shared responsibility we all have. We are genuinely all in this together."
Lisa Nishimura, vice president of Netflix Original documentaries, said: "Our Planet is a phenomenal achievement by Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey and all at Silverback Productions, and a spectacular voyage of discovery around the world. We are delighted that Sir David Attenborough will voice the series and that Netflix, as a global platform, is able to bring this vital and magical series to an audience of over 190 countries worldwide next year."
Colin Butfield, Executive Director of WWF-UK and executive producer of Our Planet, said: "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. 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."
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