Sir David Attenborough, WWF and Netflix collaborate on Our Planet

Still from Our Planet (©Our Planet; Sophie Lanfear; Silverback Films; Netflix)

A huge new natural history series developed with WWF will hit Netflix in April – and it's just been announced that Sir David Attenborough will narrate it.

Called Our Planet, the eight-part series has been in the works since 2015. It sees conservation charity WWF team up with Silverback Films whose director Alastair Fothergill was behind the BBC's Planet Earth and Blue Planet.

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It'll explore habitats 'from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America' – all to show the preciousness and fragility of our world. As you might expect, there's a strong environmental message.

Speaking at WWF's State of the Planet Address event in London, Sir David Attenborough pulled no punches: "Our Planet will take viewers on a spectacular journey of discovery showcasing the beauty and fragility of our natural world.

"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."

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He adds: "Our Planet brings together some of the world's best filmmakers and conservationists and I'm delighted to help bring this important story to millions of people worldwide."

Our Planet – with looks spectacular, BTW – will launch globally on Netflix on April 5th 2019. Here's the trailer.

Photo credits:
Humpback whale is feeding off Cape Town in November, during Cape Town's summer. ©Our Planet; Steve Benjamin; Silverback Films; Netflix.
A mother polar bear with her one year old cub in tow, hunting for seals on the sea-ice around Svalbard ©Our Planet; Sophie Lanfear; Silverback Films; Netflix.
A Hardwicke's Woolly Bat flies into a Nepenthes pitcher plant in Mulu National Park in Borneo. ©Our Planet; Ben Macdonald; Silverback Films; Netflix.
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