Citizens of Earth: Netflix is Launching a Mind-Bending Natural History Series

Get ready for Netflix new natural history series.

Netflix is almost becoming too perfect. It’s one of the only places you can find original series that feature women of all shapes, sizes, and genders, and a selection of incredibly shows.

While Netflix was about 85 percent perfect before, it just gained five extra percentage points because it added a natural history series. “Our Planet”, an eight-part series, will stream in 2019.

The Hollywood Reporter reported that the streaming platform was partnering with “Planet Earth” creators and the World Wide Fund to make “Our Planet.” The Reporter states that Silverback Films’ Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, who created BBC’s “Planet Earth,” “Frozen Planet,” and “Blue Planet,” will produce “Our Planet.” The WWF also will provide “Silverback access to its projects in protected areas around the globe.”

Now, we know it’s kind of a drag that you’re going to have to wait four long years before the show starts, but it’ll be worth the wait. The Reporter notes that the series will be “largest of its kind ever attempted.” The series runners will film in wilderness areas that have never been captured. “Our Planet” also will feature shots of the depths of the oceans, ice caps, deserts, and remote forests. In addition to awe-inspiring landmarks, the series also will film unique species, according to the Reporter:

“The show will introduce its viewers 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.”

The series will use the latest 4K camera technology and also will feature a variety of “specially produced storytelling for multimedia platforms.”

According to Lisa Nishimura, vice president of original documentaries at Netflix, The “Planet” series have done well on the streaming platform. The company expects that viewers will respond positively to this new series, too.

Do you enjoy watching any other nature history series on Netflix? If so, which shows are your favorite?

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Abbie Stutzer

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