Apple TV+ unveils series inspired by Dr Jane Goodall
James R | On 14, Jan 2023
Apple TV+ is shining a spotlight on the work of Dr Jane Goodall with its new family series Jane.
Inspired by the mission of Dr Jane Goodall, the 10-episode series hails from JJ Johnson (Dino Dana, Ghostwriter), Sinking Ship Entertainment and the Jane Goodall Institute.
Ava Louise Murchison (Reacher) stars as Jane Garcia, a 9-year-old budding environmentalist on a quest to save endangered animals. Using her powerful imagination, Jane takes her best friends David, played by Mason Blomberg (Shameless), and Greybeard the chimpanzee on epic adventures to help protect wild animals all around the world because, according to her idol Dr Jane Goodall: “Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help, can they be saved.”
The cast also includes Tamara Almeida (“Secrets at the Inn”), Dan Abramovici (“Wayne”), newcomer Jazz Allen and Sam Marra (“Stumptown”).
“I’m excited about this opportunity and relationship with Apple and Sinking Ship. The program ‘Jane’ spreads a message of hope and reminds children that the environment is something that we all have to be concerned about while also inspiring them and their parents to make a difference,” said Dr. Jane Goodall.
The live-action/CGI-blended series is exec-produced by Johnson, Christin Simms, Blair Powers, Matt Bishop and the Jane Goodall Institute’s Andria Teather.
It marks the second Apple Original series produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment, after the success of Ghostwriter.
Jane will premiere globally on Friday 14th April.