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Netflix, Silverback Films’ ‘Planet Earth’ sequel to release in 2019

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MUMBAI: Come 2019 and Netflix in collaboration with Silverback Films and WWF will premiere across all its territories - Our Planet, a new eight part natural history series made by the creators of the critically and popularly acclaimed series Planet Earth.

The ambitious four year project -- the largest of its kind ever attempted -- will take viewers into never-before-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 so generations to come can enjoy the bounties of the natural world. 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 EarthFrozen Planet and Blue Planet for the BBC, as well as the Disneynature films EarthBearsAfrican Cats and Chimpanzee.

WWF, the world's leading conservation organization 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 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,” said Netflix Original Documentaries vice president Lisa Nishimura.

"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,” added Silverback Films executive producer Alastair Fothergill.

"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,” said WWF executive producer Colin Butfield.

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