Netflix Releases New Trailer For David Attenborough Series Our Planet

Netflix has released a new trailer for new David Attenborough series, Our Planet, which launches on the streaming service on 5 April.

The trailer premiered during the third quarter of last night's Super Bowl game - the only spot Netflix used - reminding audiences that our planet is our home and 'we are all on one team', tying in with the underlying message of conservation throughout the series.

Produced in partnership with World Wildlife Fund, the show comes from the creator of Planet Earth and is narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

The eight-part series will explore the 'unique and precious wonders of our natural world', focusing on the breath and diversity of habitats across the world -from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.

Combining stunning photography and technology with a never-before-filmed look at the planet's remaining wilderness areas and their animal inhabitants, the ambitious project has been four years in the making - having been filmed in 50 countries across all the continents of the world, with over 600 members of crew capturing more than three and a half thousand filming days.

A first trailer for the series was released back in November.

Speaking at the World Wide Fund for Nature's (WWF) State of the Planet Address in London, Attenborough said: "Our Planet will take viewers on a spectacular journey of discovery, showcasing the beauty and fragility of our natural world.

"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.

"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."

The series has been four years in the making. Credit: Netflix
The series has been four years in the making. Credit: Netflix

WWF's Colin Butfield, who is one of the project's executive producers, added: "I've never seen a natural history series that combines real stuff you've never seen before but that always has a really, really great narrative in each episode.

"It's not at all preachy, it's spectacular mass public entertainment, but by the end you are absolutely aware of the challenge of climate change and overfishing and deforestation.

"I can't think of a better platform that will reach that many people at the same time.

"For this particular one it's all about having that global moment. It's hard to get a programme on lots of national broadcasters at the same time. Whether it's London or Delhi or Rio or Washington, we want it out at exactly the same time."

Our Planet launches on Netflix on 5 April 2019.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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