NETFLIX invites viewers to share the wonders of the Earth with the release of the extended trailer for the groundbreaking original documentary series “Our Planet,” launching globally on April 5. From the creator of “Planet Earth,” the eight-part series features never-before-seen footage of wildlife and their habitats—while also revealing why the natural world matters to everyone and what steps must be taken to preserve it. The series is accompanied by Behind-the-Scenes content which will launch simultaneously on Netflix.
In addition to Sir David Attenborough, the series will feature local narrators in 10 languages including Spanish-language narrators Penélope Cruz for Spain and Salma Hayek for Latin America.
The ambitious four-year project has been filmed in 50 countries across all the continents of the world, with over 600 crew members, and focuses on the remarkable diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.
In the first episode, “One Planet,” viewers will travel from the Brazilian rainforest to Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, discovering how each fragile habitat is connected and why they are all essential for life to thrive on this planet. Subsequent episodes capture Earth’s key biomes, or habitats: the icy frozen worlds, jungles, coastal seas, deserts and grasslands, high seas, freshwater regions and forests. Thanks to an extensive team that includes some of the world’s best wildlife cinematographers, researchers and scientists—and the latest in 4K camera technology—each episode features several stunning sequences that have never been filmed before.
“All across our planet, crucial connections are being disrupted,” Attenborough notes. “What we do in the next 20 years will determine the future for all life on Earth.” (PR)