Netflix has persuaded everybody’s favourite naturalist, David Attenborough, to voice its forthcoming authentic nature documentary collection, Our Planet, which is slated to place conservation squarely within the body, not simply supply wonderful animal eye-candy.
It’s a well timed second to give attention to conservation with local weather change posing existential threats to international biodiversity — until people act to restrict temperature rises.
For the reason that 1970s Attenborough has voiced and fronted myriad main BBC nature documentaries, together with the current critically acclaimed Blue Planet collection.
A few of his output has been accessible to stream on Netflix. However now the on-demand video platform has signed the 92-year-old to voice an eight-part authentic nature collection it’s been creating in collaboration with Silverback Movies — whose director, Alastair Fothergill, was the creator of each Blue Planet and the additionally critically acclaimed Planet Earth documentary collection — and conservation charity WWF .
Our Planet is because of premiere on Netflix on April 5 subsequent 12 months and is slated to showcase the planet’s “most valuable species and fragile habitats”, making use of “the newest in 4k digital camera expertise”.
Netflix mentioned yesterday it’s “delighted” that Attenborough will voice the collection which will likely be made concurrently accessible to its subscriber base, spanning greater than 190 international locations.
Filming for the collection has been going down in 50 international locations throughout all continents of the world, with 600+ crew members capturing greater than 3.5k filming days to convey the undertaking collectively.
Talking at WWF’s State of the Planet Tackle occasion in London yesterday, Attenborough mentioned: “Our Planet will take viewers on a spectacular journey of discovery showcasing the sweetness and fragility of our pure world. At present we’ve got change into the best menace to the well being of our dwelling however there’s nonetheless time for us to handle the challenges we’ve created, if we act now. We want the world to concentrate. Our Planet brings collectively among the world’s finest filmmakers and conservationists and I’m delighted to assist convey this necessary story to tens of millions of individuals worldwide.“
“We hope it’ll encourage and delight a whole lot of tens of millions of individuals internationally to allow them to perceive our planet, and the environmental menace it faces, as by no means earlier than,” added Fothergill in one other supporting assertion. “By launching on Netflix on the similar time all around the world, this collection will allow folks to connect with and perceive the shared accountability all of us have. We’re genuinely all on this collectively.”
Netflix’s says the partnership with WWF means the collection will likely be a part of a wider international undertaking that’s meant to advertise conservation consciousness, together with through on-line assets and academic programmes for colleges.