John Boyega to narrate BBC series Serengeti
James R | On 06, Apr 2019
John Boyega will narrate BBC One’s upcoming dramatised natural history series Serengeti.
Boyega, best known for his work in the recent Star Wars films as well as his breakout role in Attack the Block, will lend his charismatic vocals to the six-part series. The anthropomorphic show aims to spotlight the challenges and experiences facing some of the Serengeti’s most well-known species.
Set to air later this year on BBC One, the series follows the interconnected stories of a cast of savannah animals over one year. From warthogs to lions, mongoose to cheetahs, a cast of African animal characters will be filmed closer and more intimately than ever before, using groundbreaking filming techniques and technology, from drones to multiple stabilised camera systems. With unique access to a pristine and unspoilt corner of the Serengeti, the series captures the high drama of the daily lives of the area’s distinctive wildlife up close, joining them in the emotional moments they face at key points in their lives, in their natural habitat.
Serengeti is made by XIX Entertainment and John Downer Productions. It was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director, BBC Content and Tom McDonald, Head of Commissioning, Natural History and Specialist Factual. The Producers are John Downer for JDP and Simon Fuller for XIX Entertainment.