Netflix has nabbed the exclusive rights to Planet Earth's follow-up.
It's called Our Planet, and it's a four-year project that'll premiere in 2019. Our Planet "will take viewers into never-before-filmed wilderness areas from the ice caps and deep ocean to deserts and remote forests, introducing them to the most precious species and places that must withstand the impact of humanity so generations to come can enjoy the bounties of the natural world."
And it'll all be in 4K.
The new show will feature eight parts and is being produced by Silverback Films and Alastair Fothergill who was responsible for the BBC's Planet Earth, Frozen Planet and Blue Planet. The series also has the support of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
Why is that important?
"Our WWF network has operations in over 100 countries and over 5 million members. We can provide the Silverback team unparalleled access to our projects in protected areas around the world, to collaborate in creating innovative stories across all our media channels," says the WWF.
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) April 15, 2015
— WWF UK (@wwf_uk) April 15, 2015
“Netflix is proud to be the global home for perhaps Silverback’s most ambitious project to date. The Planet projects have enjoyed great success on Netflix and have helped launch new technologies for viewing at home. We think watching Our Planet, fully on demand in 4K will be an unforgettable experience for our members," said Lisa Nishimura, Vice President, Netflix Original Documentaries.
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