Netflix’s Wildlife Series ‘Our Planet’ to Launch Next April; David Attenborough Narrates

Renowned British naturalist David Attenborough is lending his voice to “Our Planet,” Netflix’s big-budget wildlife series. Attenborough, 92, who has narrated numerous natural-history shows for the BBC, will be the voice of the eight-part “Our Planet,” which launches on the streaming giant on April 5, 2019.

The blue-chip series has been four years in the making. Filmed in 50 countries, it will focus on the breadth of the diversity of habitats around the world, including the Arctic wilderness, the deep sea, the vast landscapes of Africa and the diverse jungles of South America.

“’Our Planet’ will take viewers on a spectacular journey of discovery showcasing the beauty and fragility of our natural world,” Attenborough said. “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 is being produced by Silverback, the production company run by natural-history production veteran Alastair Fothergill, who created the BBC’s “Planet Earth” and “Blue Planet” series, which Attenborough fronted. The World Wildlife Fund also collaborated in “Our Planet”; Colin Butfield, its U.K. chief, is an executive producer.

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