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Penélope Cruz, Salma Hayek announced as narrators of landmark series

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In addition to Sir David Attenborough, the eight-part series “Our Planet” featuring never-before-seen footage of wildlife and their habitats has local narrators in 10 languages including Penélope Cruz and Salma Hayek.

“The series is spectacularly beautiful and the message of conservation could not be more timely or important,” said Penélope. “I feel very close to everything ‘Our Planet’ stands for and I’m proud to bring such a powerful piece of work to my home country and audiences around the world.”

Penélope Cruz (Photo by Chris Helgren/Reuters)

Penélope Cruz (Photo by Chris Helgren/Reuters)

“‘Our Planet’ transcends borders to deliver an inspiring message of wonder, respect and care for our natural world,” said Salma.

Penélope is a narrator for Spain while Salma is there for Latin America.

The four-year project has been filmed in 50 countries across all the continents of the world, with over 600 crew members, and focuses on the remarkable diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.

Salma Hayek (Photo by Mohamed Azakir/Reuters)

Salma Hayek (Photo by Mohamed Azakir/Reuters)

In the first episode, “One Planet,” viewers will travel from the Brazilian rainforest to Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, discovering how each fragile habitat is connected and why they are all essential for life to thrive on this planet.

Subsequent episodes capture Earth’s key biomes, or habitats: The icy frozen worlds, jungles, coastal seas, deserts and grasslands, high seas, freshwater regions and forests. Thanks to an extensive team that includes some of the world’s best wildlife cinematographers, researchers and scientists — and the latest in 4K camera technology — each episode features several stunning sequences that have never been filmed before.

SCENE FROM ‘Our Planet’

SCENE FROM ‘Our Planet’

“All across our planet, crucial connections are being disrupted,” David noted. “What we do in the next 20 years will determine the future for all life on Earth.”

“Our Planet” is produced by Silverback Films, Ltd in partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

The series is accompanied by behind-the-scenes content which will launch simultaneously on Netflix on April 5. (Photos from Netflix)

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