How can I watch it?
Our Planet is available to stream on the Netflix platform. All eight episodes are also available to watch in full for free on Netflix’s YouTube channel. After more? Check out the stories behind the series in the documentary Our Planet: Behind The Scenes or visit www.ourplanet.com to delve deeper into the issues raised and find out how you can help to restore nature.
Who is involved in the series?
Our Planet was created for Netflix in collaboration with WWF and Silverback Films, whose director Alastair Fothergill was the creator of the critically acclaimed Planet Earth and Blue Planet series. The ground-breaking Our Planet series was wonderfully voiced by master storyteller and celebrated naturalist, Sir David Attenborough.
How was it filmed?
Four years in the making, the ground-breaking Our Planet project was filmed in 50 countries all over the world, taking in every continent. In total, it took more than 3,500 days to film Our Planet. More than 600 members of crew came on board to help capture all of the incredible footage using the latest in 4K camera technology required to make Our Planet a reality.
How many episodes will there be?
There are eight episodes in the Our Planet series showcasing the planet's most precious species and fragile habitats, revealing amazing wildlife spectacles and places on Earth in ways that have never been seen before. Each episode allows you to explore a different biome of our natural world - from tropical jungles to frozen lands - taking you on a journey that will open your eyes to the full possibilities of nature on our planet.
Why is Our Planet important?
We are the first generation that knows we are destroying the world, and we could be the last that can do anything about it. But together we can reverse the damage and restore nature. With never seen before sequences, Our Planet will take you to corners of the world where the most amazing natural events happen and motivate you to make changes to protect the place that we call home. This series has inspired and continues to inspire people all over the world to understand nature and the challenges it faces like never before. Read on to learn more about the impact of the Our Planet project.
What was the impact of Our Planet?
Our Planet: Our Impact
In its first year, the Our Planet project reached hundreds of millions of people around the world, through the series as well as digital content, media, education projects and partnerships. The series, which had a truly global audience, won critical acclaim and prompted discussions at the highest levels about how to protect our planet for the next generation. Research by WWF also showed views of the series reported increased awareness, concern and knowledge about environmental issues.
We’re excited to share Our Planet: Our Impact, a new report from WWF and tve (television for the environment) about the Our Planet project. The first series of its kind built around an explicit environmental message, Our Planet was broadcast globally on Netflix and supported by a wider engagement campaign led by WWF. This report explores what made the project unique, how the impact of the series was measured and what we can learn from it.
Watch Our Planet: Our Impact - A Panel Discussion
On Friday 18th September 2020, the filmmakers and experts behind the landmark Our Planet series came together for the digital launch of Our Planet: Our Impact to discuss the success and impact of the Our Planet project. The recording of the webinar is available to watch in full below:
Who took part?
Executive Director of Our Planet @WWF-UK
Colin spearheaded the creation of the Our Planet project alongside Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey from Silverback Films and Netflix. Their vision is to reach a truly global audience at a time when the environmental challenges on a global scale couldn’t be more critical. His involvement includes shaping the overall story of Our Planet to build an engaging multiplatform story built around the Netflix series which not only shows the issues the planet is facing but most importantly the solutions.
CEO - Silverback Films Ltd @Silverback Films Ltd.
Keith Scholey is currently a director of Silverback Films Ltd. In 2019 he series produced Netflix’s ‘Our Planet’, and in 2020 is an executive producer for the BBC One series ‘A Perfect Planet’ and director of the cinema films ‘David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet’ Disneynature’s ‘Dolphin Reef’. Recent credits as an independent executive producer include the Discovery Channel series ‘Wild Planet; North America’ and ‘Deadly Islands’ and also the producer and director of the Disneynature cinema films ‘African Cats’ and ‘Bears’.
Director of Insight Analysis and New Product Development @WWF-UK
Paul heads the insight team at WWF who evaluated the impact of the Our Planet series on viewers. The key focus of the evaluation was to measure the shifts in knowledge, awareness and attitudes towards the environmental issues portrayed in the series. The aim of the series was to have a lasting impact on those who engaged with it, and his involvement was to support on behaviour change, identifying key audiences and evaluation.
Nicole Itano (Host)
Executive Director of tve @Television for the Environment
Nicole Itano is the former Executive Director of tve (television for the environment). She has led award-winning media and communications projects that have reached hundreds of millions of people around the world, helping raise awareness of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and drive action on climate change and biodiversity loss. She is currently Communication Director for the Verified campaign.