Today, National Geographic has announced three new series, “America”, “Planet of the Whales” and “Photo Ark”. They’ve also announced that they will be returning to Yellowstone for their live specials in June for 4 days.
“America” uses a new generation of gyro-stabilized gimbals to capture never-before-seen shots of animal behavior, and specially designed night cameras to deliver color images in 4K in virtual darkness. The six-part series will be released in 2021.
“We’ve filmed in over 100 countries and on every continent for series like ‘Planet Earth’ and ‘Frozen Planet,’ but America surpasses them all with the greatest variety of landscapes and wildlife of anywhere we’ve been,” exec producers Mark Linfield and Vanessa Berlowitz told Variety.
“Planet of the Whales,” will also be coming out in 2021 and has taken two years of filming to complete. The series will include four episodes and focuses on the family networks and relationships and attempt to use motion technology to give a whale’s-eye-view of their aquatic habitats.
“Photo Ark” will be released in 2020 and features two episodes, that are each 2 hours long. This series will follow National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore as he tries to save everything he can through photography. Each installment will also focus on the animals themselves with sequences that add context.
“Audiences are hungry for knowledge about our world – whether it be themes of conservationism or capturing the diverse wildlife in places they’ve never before been – and we continue to be the most trusted brand to deliver these stories in entertaining, authentic and unique ways across all of our platforms,” Courteney Monroe said.
“We are demonstrating how you can take natural history programming and, with bold, innovative, ambitious storytelling from the most creative minds in the business, inject this genre with renewed vigor,” Geoff Daniels added
These shows will air on National Geographic and Nat Geo channels around the world.
National Geographic is set to be a major brand for Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+. So expect of all these shows to come to Disney+. National Geographic can’t comment publically on any plans involving Disney until the 21st Century Fox purchase is finalised.
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