Netflix is continuing its rise to dominance in the television industry with their announcement of a new 8-part documentary series Our Planet.
Yesterday, the company announced the creators of the Emmy-winning series Planet Earth will begin production on the four year project slated to hit the streaming site in 2019. This enormous project will take viewers to never-before filmed areas of the world from ice caps to the desert and everything in-between.
The documentary mini-series will be using the new 4K camera technology to allow viewers to see these parts of the world in the clearest possible way. “We think watching Our Planet, fully on demand in 4K will be an unforgettable experience for our members,” said Lisa Nishimura, VP of Original Documentaries.
Our Planet is being produced by Silverback Films, headed by Alastair Fothergill, and Keith Scholey, who have helmed previous projects like Planet Earth, Frozen Planet, and Blue Planet which premiered on BBC.
The Silverback Films project Planet Earth premiered in 2006 on Discovery Channel and went on to receive seven Emmy nominations, winning four.