Sir David Attenborough lends voice to Netflix's Our Planet series

Lewis Collier
November 9, 2018

The groundbreaking, eight-part series will showcase the planet's most precious species and fragile habitats, revealing awesome sights on Earth in ways they've never been seen using the latest in 4k camera technology.

The documentary will premiere on Netflix on 5 April 2019 and it's going to be an eight-part series showcasing the planet's most precious species and fragile habitats, revealing incredible sights on Earth in ways they've never been seen before.

Sir David Attenborough is to narrate a documentary series for streaming service Netflix about "the beauty and fragility of our natural world".

Attenborough said the world needs to pay attention to what we are doing to our home.

Officially the scariest thing that can happen to any Brit is to see David Attenborough trending on Twitter, but thankfully it's good news today: our favourite nature-botherer has an eight-part series coming to Netflix next year.

The Independent notes that a crew of 600 people was involved in capturing more than 3,500 filming days in diverse habitats in the world including everything from Africa's vast landscapes to the remote Arctic wilderness.

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And his upcoming series Dynasties, which starts on BBC One on Sunday, warns that the animal kingdom is under threat due to a lack of space.

Director Alastair Fothergill, who was behind the hit Planet Earth and Blue Planet natural history series on the BBC, said that the show is their "most ambitious endeavour to date".

Sir David, giving the World Wildlife Fund's Planet Address last night, said he was proud of the show.

The nature broadcaster said the documentary has brought together some of the best conservationists and filmmakers in the world and say he is "delighted" to offer this important story to millions of viewers worldwide. The crew have ventured to all corners of the globe to capture breathtaking natural history sequences and using the latest filming technology to bring these never-filmed-before moments into people's homes.

'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'.

It is a collaboration between Netflix, the WWF and Silverback Films. The World Wildlife Fund also collaborated in "Our Planet"; Colin Butfield, its United Kingdom chief, is an executive producer.

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