Netflix Releases New Extended Trailer For Nature Documentary Series ‘Our Planet’
Netflix has released a new extended trailer for nature documentary series ‘Our Planet‘ from the creators of BBC’s ‘Planet Earth’, which lands on the streaming service in April 2019.
The eight-part series features never-before-seen footage of wildlife and their habitats, while also revealing why the natural world matters to us all and what steps must be taken to preserve it. The ambitious four-year project has been filmed in 50 countries across all the continents of the world, with over 600 crew members, and focuses on the remarkable diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America. The series is accompanied by behind-the-scenes content which will launch simultaneously on Netflix.
In addition to Sir David Attenborough, the series will feature local narrators in ten languages including Spanish-language narrators Penélope Cruz for Spain and Salma Hayek for Latin America. “Being a part of Netflix’s Our Planet is an incredible honour. The series is spectacularly beautiful and the message of conservation could not be more timely or important,” commented Penélope Cruz. “I feel very close to everything Our Planet stands for and I’m proud to bring such a powerful piece of work to my home country and audiences around the world.”
“Our Planet transcends borders to deliver an inspiring message of wonder, respect and care for our natural world,” adds Salma Hayek. “I’m honoured to work with Netflix to help bring the series to those in my home country of Mexico, and to a Spanish-language audience throughout Latin America and the rest of the globe.”
In the first episode, ‘One Planet’, viewers will travel from the Brazilian rainforest to Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, discovering how each fragile habitat is connected and why they are all essential for life to thrive on this planet. Subsequent episodes capture Earth’s key biomes, or habitats: the icy frozen worlds, jungles, coastal seas, deserts and grasslands, high seas, freshwater regions and forests. Thanks to an extensive team that includes some of the world’s best wildlife cinematographers, researchers and scientists – and the latest in 4K camera technology – each episode features several stunning sequences that have never been filmed before.
Unprecedented in scope and ambition, Our Planet will entertain and captivate a global audience of all ages. More importantly, the series will help start an important conversation about the home we all share at a crucial moment when the world needs to act. Viewers will marvel at the diverse landscapes and precious and rare wildlife, but they’ll also discover what steps need to be taken to protect the natural world. “All across our planet, crucial connections are being disrupted,” Attenborough notes. “What we do in the next 20 years will determine the future for all life on Earth.”
Our Planet is produced by Silverback Films, Ltd in partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Series producers are Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey.
‘Our Planet‘ Season 1 premieres Friday, 5th April 2019 on Netflix UK and around the world.
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