Great news because Sir David Attenborough is developing a new nature show on Netflix
The king of documentaries.
After dazzling us all with Blue Planet II, BBC presenter Sir David Attenborough has revealed that he will also be working with Netflix after agreeing to host a show on conservation with the online streaming giant.
He said, “Netflix want me to do something on conservation and have asked me to do it, and I’ve said I would. There are certain things that the BBC can do and can’t do, and I can see some reasons why to do a programme on Netflix rather than the BBC. But while the BBC ask me to do things that’s what I will do.”
While no specific premiere date for the show has been announced, we're certain that it will emulate the incredibly high standards that the gifted broadcaster has set throughout his career.
We can't wait!
Elsewhere, Attenborough has also been heavily critical of Bear Grylls for killing animals on his TV shows.
In the latest series of Channel 4’s The Island With Bear Grylls, contestants have to slaughter pigs, turkeys, and crocodiles. In fact, former Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas was recently seen grappling with and then killing a crocodile with a knife.
During a recent interview with on Good Morning Britain, fellow 'The Island' contestant Iwan Thomas explained his decision to kill a caiman on the show. "It was a do or die situation. It sounds cruel, but I felt no remorse when I killed that caiman – I know that's horrible. There was no pleasure in killing it, but we were starving. I feel bad that we took an animal's life, but we had to eat," he said.
In response to this, the Blue Planet host has criticised the killing of animals for the sake of entertainment. In an interview with The Sun, Attenborough said: "We’ve never killed an animal. Bear Grylls will have to answer for himself. But I wouldn’t willingly kill an animal just to get a shot.”
Defending the actions of the contestants, a Channel 4 spokesman previously said: "An important part of the series is to find out if the celebrities are capable of surviving alone and able to find sources of food, including hunting and killing for meat; a vital part of their survival as it is a source of valuable calories and protein.The celebrities were trained in the humane capture and dispatch of live animals as part of their survival training and the adult caiman was killed humanely.”