Our Planet, Sir David Attenborough’s latest call for global action on conservation, launches on Netflix today. All 8 episodes will be uploaded simultaneously across all of their platforms, reaching 190 countries. Their aim is for 1 billion people to watch the series.
To get a glimpse of Our Planet watch the trailer here.
Working with WWF and Silverback Films the documentary series will tackle what other nature documentaries have avoided, forcing viewers to acknowledge their own complicity in the decline of nature.
Speaking at the WWF’s State of the Planet event in London, the Sir David 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. We need the world to pay attention.”
What to expect from Our Planet
According to WWF it has taken four years, 35,000 hours of shooting, 600 members of crew, and filming on every continent of the world to create Our Planet, which has resulted in never before seen footage.
Focus of each episode
- One Planet
- Frozen Worlds
- Coastal Seas
- From Deserts to Grasslands
- The High Seas
- Fresh Water
Previous Attenborough documentaries have investigated the past and current patterns of life. This series is set to identify the key steps we must make over the next two decades to protect and save the planet.
In an interview with BBC Science Focus magazine, Attenborough says the series will outline the must-saves: the big but simple changes we need to make to give us the best shot possible of maintaining the health of the natural world.
Hear more from Sir David Attenborough about Our Planet
At 92, there are no signs that Sir David Attenborough is slowing down. Only a few weeks after the release of Our Planet, will present and narrate a new landmark film for the BBC entitled Climate Change: The Facts, which will air on the 18thof April.
Last month he said that, “I’m definitely not finished yet. There are still an infinite number of stories I want to tell and species I want to highlight, all with their own triumphs, their own problems and their own excitements. So much to see, so much to do, but I’d happily do it all over again.”
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