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Netflix partners Silverback Films and WWF to create ‘Our Planet’

MUMBAI: Internet TV network Netflix will premiere across all its territories in 2019 ‘Our Planet’, a new eight part natural history series made by the creators of the critically and popularly acclaimed series ‘Planet Earth’.

Netflix has teamed up with Silverback Films and WWF for this.

The four-year project will take viewers into never-before-Corus secures English- and French-language rights to Disney Channel’s world-class content and becomes steward of the brand with the launch of Disney Channel in Canada.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. Using the latest in 4K camera technology, the series and a range of specially produced storytelling for multi-media platforms will bring millions of people into intimate contact with some of the world’s rarest animals and most precious natural habitats.

The series is being produced by Silverback Films, led by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, who created ‘Planet Earth’, ‘Frozen Planet’ and ‘Blue Planet’ for the BBC, as well as the Disneynature films ‘Earth’, ‘Bears’, ‘African Cats’ and ‘Chimpanzee’.

WWF, a conservation organisation with operations in more than 100 countries and over five million members, is providing the Silverback team unparalleled access to its projects in protected areas around the world and will collaborate on multi-media storytelling across its web and other platforms.

Netflix Original Documentaries VP Lisa Nishimura said, “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.”

Silverback Films executive producer Alastair Fothergill said, “Our Planet is going to raise the bar for natural history landmarks. We will reveal the most amazing sights on Earth and show them in ways they have never been seen before. Partnering with Netflix and WWF gives us the ability to reach and enthuse global audiences with the wonder and importance of the natural world.”

WWF executive producer Colin Butfield said, “Our Planet will inspire millions of people around the world by showcasing the planet’s most precious species and most fragile habitats through a visionary series and cutting edge multimedia storytelling. At this critical time for global conservation we are honored to work with Silverback and Netflix on this completely unique collaboration.”