Netflix is getting into the nature documentary game with Our Planet, a new eight-part series from the creator of the BBC's mesmerizing nature documentary series Planet Earth and Blue Planet. It will launch globally on April 5 and be narrated by renowned British naturalist Sir David Attenborough, who famously also narrated both original BBC programs.
"Our Planet will take viewers on a spectacular journey of discovery showcasing the beauty and fragility of our natural world," said Attenborough, whose latest BBC wildlife series Dynasties is also set to launch in early 2019. "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."
The series, which was four years in the making, was created in collaboration with WWF, the world's leading conservation organization, and Silverback Films. The big-budget project was filmed in 50 countries across every continent, from the Arctic wilderness to the jungles of South America. It promises to showcase the planet's most precious species as well as their fragile habitats using the latest in 4K camera technology.
"Our Planet is our most ambitious endeavor 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," said Alastair Fothergill, director at Silverback. "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."
You can get a sneak peek at the kind of breathtaking imagery you're going to see in the series in the brand new teaser above.
Our Planet debuts Friday, April 5 on Netflix.