Sir David Attenborough has come to whisk you away from the nonstop news cyclone and bring you something good. Something important. Something so thoroughly Attenboroughian that you are instinctively reading this sentence in his inimitable British drawl. Maybe you werent, but now you are, thanks to the psychological power of suggestion. Youre welcome.
Now, back to the good news! On Thursday, Netflix announced that the legendary naturalist is set to narrate an eight-episode nature series titled Our Planet. This is Attenboroughs first time joining forces with the streaming platform, making him yet another big name amid giant Netflix gets like Shonda Rhimes and Martin Scorsese.
Per Netflix, the eight-episode series was filmed over the course of four years by a 600-member crew in 50 countries, spanning across the Arctic and continents like Africa and South America. It will focus on various endangered habitats and species. The series is a collaboration with Silverback Films, the company led by the man who produced The Blue Planet and Planet Earth, and conservation group the World Wildlife Fund (W.W.F.).
“Our Planet will take viewers on a spectacular journey of discovery showcasing the beauty and fragility of our natural world,” Attenborough recently said at an event in London, per Netflix. “Today we have become the greatest threat to the health of our home, but theres still time for us to address the challenges weve created, if we act now. We need the world to pay attention. Our Planet brings together some of the worlds best filmmakers and conservationists, and Im delighted to help bring this important story to millions of people worldwide.”
The series will be released on April 5, 2019. In the meantime, we have some other suggestions for soothing TV shows that might help you decompress, at least for a little while.
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