A new eight-part natural history series will premiere on Netflix in 2019 following a collaboration between the internet TV network, Silverback Films and WWF.
Our Planet, made by the creators of the critically acclaimed Planet Earth series, will take an unprecedented look at the Earth’s remaining wilderness areas and the animals that live there.
The series, produced by Silverback Films, is led by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, who created Planet Earth, Frozen Planet and Blue Planet for the BBC, as well as the Disneynature films Earth, Bears, African Cats and Chimpanzee.
The ambitious four-year project – the largest of its kind ever attempted – will take viewers into never-before-filmed areas, from the ice caps and deep ocean to deserts and remote forests.
Using the latest in 4K camera technology, audiences all over the world will be introduced to the planet’s most precious species and the places that must withstand the impact of humanity so future generations can enjoy the treasures of the natural world.
‘Our Planet is going to raise the bar for natural history landmarks.
‘We will reveal the most amazing sights on Earth and show them in ways they have never been seen before. Partnering with Netflix and WWF gives us the ability to reach and enthuse global audiences with the wonder and importance of the natural world.’
Alastair Fothergill, executive producer, Silverback Films
WWF is providing the Silverback team unparalleled access to its projects in protected areas around the world, and will collaborate on multi-media storytelling across its web and other platforms.
The project is the culmination of 20 months of planning and discussions. WWF’s teams of scientists have worked in close collaboration with field researchers to find the best and most surprising stories for Silverback’s producers.
With this unique material, Our Planet will be able to tell Earth’s most important stories and provide a window to our most precious biomes.
‘Our Planet will inspire millions of people around the world by showcasing the planet’s most precious species and most fragile habitats through a visionary series and cutting-edge multimedia storytelling.
‘At this critical time for global conservation we are honoured to work with Silverback and Netflix on this unique collaboration.’
Colin Butfield, Executive Producer, WWF
The Planet projects have already enjoyed great success on Netflix, which has over 57 million members in over 50 countries.
Lisa Nishimura, vice president of Netflix Original Documentaries, believes that watching Our Planet, fully on-demand in 4K, will be ‘an unforgettable experience’ for members.
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