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Sir David Attenborough Will Present A Huge Netflix Original Nature Series

The naturalist, more associated with fronting nature documentaries on the BBC, will be voicing Netflix's Our Planet, out in April 2019.

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Sir David Attenborough, Britain’s best ever person, has been announced as the voice of a brand-new Netflix nature series: Our Planet.

A Netflix Original voiced by Sir David might be a surprise for some. In the past few years, Attenborough has been more associated with being the voice for highly regarded nature documentaries on the BBC, including Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II (although he has also presented documentaries for Sky). He is due to be the voice of the BBC’s Dynasties, which is out later this month.
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A Netflix Original voiced by Sir David might be a surprise for some. In the past few years, Attenborough has been more associated with being the voice for highly regarded nature documentaries on the BBC, including Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II (although he has also presented documentaries for Sky). He is due to be the voice of the BBC’s Dynasties, which is out later this month.

Our Planet, which has been in the works for more than four years, was filmed in more than 50 countries by a crew of more than 600 people. Eight episodes will focus on precious species and endangered habitats from around the world.

At a WWF State of the Planet news conference, Attenborough said: “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.” “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.”He said: “I hope it will inspire hundreds of millions of people.”It will be directed by Alastair Fothergill, who was behind the BBC’s original Blue Planet and Planet Earth series, and will be filmed for 4K using some of the latest technology. In a press statement, Fothergill said: “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.”
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At a WWF State of the Planet news conference, Attenborough said: “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.”

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.”

He said: “I hope it will inspire hundreds of millions of people.”

It will be directed by Alastair Fothergill, who was behind the BBC’s original Blue Planet and Planet Earth series, and will be filmed for 4K using some of the latest technology. In a press statement, Fothergill said: “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.”

In addition to this series, Netflix will partner with the WWF, the conservation charity, to create awareness and provide resources to schools on protecting the planet.

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You can watch the trailer here:

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Our Planet will debut on Netflix on April 5, 2019.

CORRECTION

Alastair Fothergill’s name was misspelled in an earlier version of this post.