Our Planet: David Attenborough to present Netflix nature documentary series

The series will showcase the world’s most precious species

Jack Shepherd
Thursday 08 November 2018 18:19
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Even Sir David Attenborough could not resist the allure of Netflix.

After over six decades of presenting nature documentaries for the BBC, the naturist has hopped ship to voice an eight-part documentary series, titled Our Planet, for the streaming service.

The series will showcase a breath of different habitats, ranging from the Arctic wilderness to the vast landscapes of Africa, exploring the world’s most precious species.

Our Planet will take viewers on a spectacular journey of discovery showcasing the beauty and fragility of our natural world,” Attenborough said, speaking at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)’s State of the Planet Address event in London.

The ambitious project has been filmed across 50 countries over four years, with over 600 members of crew capturing footage over three and a half thousand filming days.

Netflix collaborated with the world’s leading conservation organisation, WWF, and Silverback Films – whose director created Planet Earth and Blue Planet – on the series.

Attenborough continued: “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.”

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.”

Our Planet looks set to reach Netflix on 5 April 2019. For those craving Attenborough before the new year, the naturist will be voicing the upcoming BBC series Dynasty, which begins Sunday, 11 November.

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