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Netflix's New Nature Documentary Just Dropped And David Attenborough Fans Will Love It

Netflix's New Nature Documentary Just Dropped And David Attenborough Fans Will Love It

Is there anything more soothing than settling down to watch a nature documentary?

The immense landscapes. The epic narration. The life-and-death stories of the natural world. It's TV gold.

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Well, good news, because a stunning new nature documentary series from the producer of Planet Earth II has just landed on Netflix - and it's perfect for fans of David Attenborough.

The six-episode series, called Night On Earth, gives viewers a fascinating glimpse at the natural world and all its inhabitants when the sun goes down.

While the legendary Davey A doesn't appear himself, there's plenty to get excited about - and lots of comparisons to draw with the beloved documentarian's archive of hit series.

Each episode will explore a different habitat, from moonlit plains to jungle canopies (Credit: Netflix)
Each episode will explore a different habitat, from moonlit plains to jungle canopies (Credit: Netflix)
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Just as Sir David has done in the past, the series uses the latest cutting-edge film technology to uncover the secret lives of the world's creatures after dark.

There's also an epic voiceover, as Emmy-winning actor Samira Wiley narrates the series.

Similar to David Attenborough's Seven Worlds, One Planet, each episode of Night on Earth explores a different habitat, from urban monkeys navigating sleepless cities to moonlit plains where lions prowl and leafy jungles filled with tree frogs.

Using infrared video technology and underwater filming techniques, the film crew reveal what these species get up to in the small hours.

Using infared video technology the film crew reveal what these species get up after dark (Credit: Netflix)
Using infared video technology the film crew reveal what these species get up after dark (Credit: Netflix)

There are Blue Planet vibes a-plenty in the fourth episode, Dark Seas, which follows large whale sharks as they swim below the ebbing tide by the light of the moon.

The sixth episode, titled From Dusk Till Dawn, jumps from species to species in an epic finale, as the animals rise with the sunset.

And if that isn't enough to lure you in, just take a look at the trailer, with its star-lit skies and herds of elephants on the move in moonlight.

"We have always been stranger to the night, a place of unnerving sounds and imagined terrors," begins the narrator.

"But now new technology allows us to lift the veil of darkness.

The sixth episode, titled 'From Dusk Till Dawn', jumps from species to species in an epic finale (Credit: Netflix)
The sixth episode, titled 'From Dusk Till Dawn', jumps from species to species in an epic finale (Credit: Netflix)

"All around the planet the most iconic animals are revealing themselves in a completely new light.

"When the light fades, new worlds awake," concludes the narration.

For anyone needing an extra hit of Sir David, check out Tyla's preview of David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet, a film which puts the great man centre stage.

Produced by award-winning wildlife film-makers Silverback Films and global environmental organisation WWF, the movie will chronicle the documentarian's extraordinary life, focusing in detail on "the man who has seen more of the natural world than any other".

Of course, the film will also examine the biggest issue of our time: saving the natural world.

Emmy-winning actor Samira Wiley narrates the series (Credit: Netflix)
Emmy-winning actor Samira Wiley narrates the series (Credit: Netflix)

The world premiere of the film will take place on Thursday 16th April 2020 at the Royal Albert Hall and will broadcast live to cinemas across the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.

In the meantime, we'll be getting our nature watch hats on with Night On Earth.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV News, TV Entertainment

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.

 

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