Life In Colour: David Attenborough to present BBC and Netflix documentary
James R | On 28, Sep 2019
Much was made in many newspaper headlines last year of Netflix’s wildlife series Our Planet, and how David Attenborough’s narration of the programme marked a blow to the BBC, where the national treasure has spent much of his career. Now, such claims are being brushed aside by the wildlife TV veteran, who has also previously fronted Sky productions, as he signs on to a new series by both the Beeb and Netflix.
Life In Colour is a three-part exploration of the role colour plays in animal interaction. Made with cameras built specifically for the show, the groundbreaking series marks the first collaboration between the two media giant’s in the natural history arena.
Our Planet was produced with Silverback Films, led by a veteran of the Beeb’s Blue Planet series. Life in Colour will be produced by Australia’s Channel 9 and Bristol-based Humble Bee Films, who made BBC One’s Attenborough and The Giant Elephant.
“Any series authored by Sir David is very special and this promises to be exceptional,” BBC Controller Patrick Holland said in a statement. “I am looking forward to seeing the combination of innovative photography and rich analysis to explore the role colour plays in animals’ lives.”
Life In Colour will air on BBC Two in 2021, followed by a worldwide run on Netflix.