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Netflix to produce Planet Earth follow-up

netflixNetflix has partnered with creators of the acclaimed natural history series Planet Earth to produce its own follow-up series, Our Planet

Netflix is partnering with Silverback Films and conservation organisation WWF on the ambitious four-year project that will see Our Planet premiere across all Netflix’s territories in 2019.

Using 4K camera technology, the eight-part series will aim to take viewers into “never-before-filmed wilderness areas from the ice caps and deep ocean to deserts and remote forests.”

Silverback Films, led by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, previously created Planet EarthFrozen Planet and Blue Planet for the BBC. Commenting on the new project, Fothergill said that Our Planet will “raise the bar for natural history landmarks.”

Lisa Nishimura, vice-president, Netflix Original Documentaries, said: “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.”