Netflix Teases ‘Our Planet’ with Sir David Attenborough
From the creator of Planet Earth and Blue Planet
Sir David Attenborough will narrate the new Netflix original documentary series “Our Planet,” which is scheduled to premiere on Netflix on April 5th. The series was created in collaboration with Silverback Films, whose director Alastair Fothergill was the creator of the critically acclaimed original “Planet Earth” and “Blue Planet” series, and the conservation organization WWF.
According to the Netflix‘s announcement, “The eight-part series 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 four-year project has been filmed 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 diversity of habitats around the world.
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.“
Alastair Fothergill, Director at Silverback, said in a statement, “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, added, “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”
A companion book to the series Our Planet, by Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey with Fred Pearce will be published in April by Transworld.