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‘Our Living World’ Trailer: Cate Blanchett Narrates Netflix Nature Docuseries

Oscar winner Cate Blanchett is lending her voice to a Netflix nature docuseries highlighting species surviving amid the climate crisis.

Four-part Netflix series “Our Living World” hails from Freeborne Media and Wild Space productions, the Emmy-winning team behind “Our Great National Parks.” The series uses cinematic wildlife photography, macro close-ups, underwater tapestries, and digital effects to capture the tallest and oldest tree in the forest to the smallest egg in a salmon’s spawning pool and every organism in between. Cuttlefish, beavers, rhinos, crabs, dragonflies, flying foxes, and more are featured in nature action shots.

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The official synopsis reads: “Spanning continents and oceans, fueled by wind and water and fire, this network allows the densest forests to impact the coldest glaciers, and the deepest oceans to feed the hottest deserts. But with Earth now changing at unprecedented speeds due to human activity, our living world’s network is malfunctioning – and it will take all creatures, great and small, to return its balance.”

“Our Living World” is produced by Ben Roy and executive produced by James Honeyborne. Laura Coates, Kirstine Davidson, James Shelton, and Peter Lown direct and produce.

Narrator Blanchett is set to lead Eli Roth’s video game adaptation “Borderlands” alongside Ariana Greenblatt, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black. The “Tár” actress also founded the Proof of Concept initiative with Netfix and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. Blanchett’s Dirty Films producing partner, Emmy Award nominee Coco Francini, and USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative founder and director Dr. Stacy L Smith are behind the program. Supported by Netflix, the program’s goal is to identify the next generation of filmmaking talent whose stories promote the perspectives of women, trans, and non-binary people.

Proof of Concept provides funding, mentorship, and exposure for up to eight filmmakers who will be selected for the program’s inaugural cohort. Each of these filmmakers will receive $50,000 in funding to create a short film that can serve as “proof of concept” for a feature film or television series. Throughout the process, they will receive one-on-one mentorship and guidance from industry leaders, culminating in a project showcase to spotlight their work.

“Our Living World” premieres April 17 on Netflix. Check out the trailer below.

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