Last updated: 12:00 PM ET, Thu April 16 2015

Netflix to Premiere 'Our Planet,' a 4K Marvel from People Behind 'Planet Earth'

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | April 16, 2015

Netflix to Premiere 'Our Planet,' a 4K Marvel from People Behind 'Planet Earth'

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Globetrotting eye candy is once again upon us as a sequel of sorts to “Planet Earth” is in the works.

Via a press release (h/t Engadget), the team that brought stunning vistas and amazingly detailed images to our television screens in the form of the original BBC series is working on a new endeavor entitled “Our Planet.”

The release states, “Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, will premiere across all its territories in 2019 in collaboration with Silverback Films and WWF, Our Planet, an astonishing new eight part natural history series made by the creators of the critically and popularly acclaimed series Planet Earth.”

That’s right, Netflix nabs a production that promises to captivate and enthrall on the same level as the BBC’s previous iteration.

For the uninitiated, here is an episode from the series that seems to be the impetus behind the upcoming “Our Planet.”

The only sour note on altogether fantastic news is the premiere date, which will take place at some point in 2019.

Seeing as how the series will make use of 4K-camera technology, that’s a good thing. While HD televisions are nearly ubiquitous, it will take some time for similar 4K sets to make their way into every home that streams the service.

Although, it should be noted, Netflix does already support some 4K titles for an additional fee.

The new series will take four years to film and promises a look at isolated environments rarely seen by human eyes. And you only need click a few buttons from your couch to catch them.

Lisa Nishimura, Vice President, Netflix Original Documentaries, offered thoughts on the eight-part series, via the press release, “The Planet projects have enjoyed great success on Netflix and have helped launch new technologies for viewing at home. We think watching Our Planet, fully on demand in 4K will be an unforgettable experience for our members.”

“Planet Earth” continues to be a popular series on television; mandating viewers sit through a few episodes anytime it’s on.

It would do the producers a disservice to simply call it a nature show, because it has been so much more for those who marvel at the pristine images that come bursting through the TV.

If the upcoming episodes have an iota of the magic we are in for something special. It’s at that point we will all work another level of groove into our couch.


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