THE Netflix invites the public to marvel at this extraordinary place that we call home. Check out the extended trailer for the original documentary series Our planet, which debuts globally in April 5th. From the creator of Planet Earth, the eight-part series features never-before-seen images of wildlife and their habitats. It also shows why the natural world is important to all of us and what measures must be taken to preserve it. The production is accompanied by behind-the-scenes content, which will be released simultaneously on Netflix.
Besides Sir David Attenborough, the series will feature local narrators in ten languages, including Spanish-language narrators Salma Hayek, for Hispanic countries in Latin America, and Penelope Cruz to Spain.
“It is a great honor to be part of Our planet, from Netflix. The series is spectacularly beautiful and its message about nature conservation couldn’t be more timely and relevant”, Said Penélope Cruz. “I identify immensely with the message of Our Planet and I am proud to take this important work to my country and to the international public”.
“Our Planet transcends borders to convey an inspiring message of admiration, respect and care for our natural world”Said Salma Hayek. “It is an honor to work with Netflix to help bring the series to the people of my home country, Mexico, and to a Spanish speaking audience across Latin America and the rest of the world”.
The ambitious four-year project was filmed in 50 countries and on every continent in the world – including more than 10 countries in Latin America – and had more than 600 people on the work team. The project focuses on the diversity of habitats around the world, such as the remote Arctic, the mysterious depths of the oceans, the vast landscapes of Africa and the varied jungles of South America.
In the first episode, “One planet“, The audience will travel from the Brazilian rainforest to the Norwegian archipelago Svalbard. On the way, the public will discover how each fragile habitat is connected and why they are all essential for life to thrive on the planet.
Subsequent episodes capture the main biomes, or habitats, on Earth: frozen worlds, jungles, seas, deserts and grasslands, the high seas, freshwater regions and forests. Thanks to a great team that includes some of the best videographers, researchers and scientists in the world – and the latest 4K camera technology – each episode features several impressive sequences, never filmed before.
With unprecedented scope and ambition, Our planet must entertain and delight a global audience of all ages. Most importantly, the series will help start an essential conversation about the home we all share at this crucial time when the world needs to act. The audience will marvel at the diverse landscapes and the rare and precious wildlife, but will also discover the necessary steps to protect the natural world. “Across the planet, fundamental connections are being broken”Says Attenborough. “What we do in the next 20 years will determine the future of all life on Earth”.
Our planet is produced by Silverback Films, Ltd. in partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The series producers are Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey.