Sir David Attenborough is heading to Netflix to relate unique wildlife documentary sequence Our Planet.

The British naturalist will function the voice of the eight-part sequence, which is produced by Silverback Movies, the corporate run by Blue Planet and Planet Earth creator Alastair Fothergill.

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The sequence, which is produced in collaboration with conservation group WWF, will showcase the planet’s most treasured species and fragile habitats, revealing wonderful sights on Earth in methods they’ve by no means been seen utilizing 4k cameras. It is going to launch on Netflix on April 5 2019. It comes as Attenborough’s newest BBC wildlife sequence Dynasties is about to launch. Whereas he has made reveals for different networks, together with Discovery-backed UKTV, it’s his first time working for the SVOD service

The present took 4 years to make and was filmed in 50 nations internationally with over 600 crew members. It is going to discover the the distant Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the huge landscapes of Africa and various jungles of South America.

Talking at WWF’s State of the Planet Deal with occasion in London, Attenborough stated: “Our Planet will take viewers on a spectacular journey of discovery showcasing the wonder and fragility of our pure world. Immediately now we have develop into the best risk to the well being of our dwelling however there’s nonetheless time for us to deal with the challenges we’ve created, if we act now. We want the world to concentrate. Our Planet brings collectively a number of the world’s finest filmmakers and conservationists and I’m delighted to assist convey this necessary story to thousands and thousands of individuals worldwide.”

Fothergill stated, “Our Planet is our most bold endeavour to this point, we hope it is going to encourage and delight a whole lot of thousands and thousands of individuals internationally to allow them to perceive our planet, and the environmental risk it faces, as by no means earlier than. The crew have ventured to all corners of the globe to seize breath-taking pure historical past sequences and utilizing the most recent filming know-how to convey these never-filmed-before moments into individuals’s properties. By launching on Netflix on the identical time all around the world, this sequence will allow individuals to connect with and perceive the shared accountability all of us have. We’re genuinely all on this collectively.”

Lisa Nishimura, Vice President of Netflix Unique Documentaries, added, “Our Planet is an outstanding achievement by Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey and all at Silverback Productions, and a spectacular voyage of discovery all over the world. We’re delighted that Sir David Attenborough will voice the sequence and that Netflix, as a worldwide platform, is ready to convey this very important and magical sequence to an viewers of over 190 nations worldwide subsequent 12 months.”

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