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David Attenborough Is Working On Groundbreaking Documentary Exploring How Animals Use Colour

Ciara Sheppard

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David Attenborough Is Working On Groundbreaking Documentary Exploring How Animals Use Colour

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Sound the alarm: David Attenborough is working on a new documentary and it honestly sounds like one his most epic feats to date.

Life In Colour is the latest doc from the 93-year-old natural history legend and it will explore the different ways animals and insects use colour in their lives.

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

The three-part BBC series, which is being produced in collaboration with Netflix, is being filmed with specially-designed cameras which will provide access to colours normally invisible to the human eye.

Oh wow.

Attenborough and the team will then consider, with the help of this new technology, the ways animals use the colour spectrum to interact.

It is will be the first time the BBC and Netflix have collaborated on a natural history production, while Australia's Channel 9 is also involved.

While Life In Colour is expected to air on BBC Two in the UK and Ireland and Channel 9 in Aus in 2021, Netflix will retain global rights.

The groundbreaking new documentary will go out when the national treasure is 95-years-old.

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Credit: PA

"Any series authored by Attenborough is very special and this promises to be exceptional," said Patrick Holland, controller of BBC Two.

"I am looking forward to seeing the combination of innovative photography and rich analysis to explore the role colour plays in animals' lives."

BBC head of natural history commissioner, Tom McDonald, added that Life In Colour "promises to be a unique and original insight into the natural world."


He added: "Deploying innovative new technology to reveal our world in new ways, I'm thrilled that we are working with Sir David on a series which promises spectacle and insight."

We are BUZZING for this one.

Attenborough's latest project will follow Extinction: The Facts, the hour-long BBC documentary yet to air, which will delve into the rapid decline in the population of endangered species.

While there's no broadcast date as of yet, the doc will see Attenborough speak with leading scientists who are currently exploring why species are disappearing at such an alarming rate such as the biggest mammal on earth - the blue whale - which cannot survive without plentiful supplies of krill, one of the smallest animals in the ocean.

Credit: Pixabay
Credit: Pixabay

The series will also explore what this means for the human population, exploring how our food supplies could be threatened if the decline of pollinating insects continues.

Life In Colour is expected to air in 2021 and Extinction: The Facts some time before that.

Topics: david attenborough, Life, TV Entertainment

Ciara Sheppard
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