David Attenborough is heading down under.
Atlantic Productions has sold nature series David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef to Australian public broadcaster ABC, TVWise has learned. The three episode series, which premieres in the UK on BBC One later this year, will debut on ABC in 2016.
David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef sees Attenborough provide a uniquely authored insight into a global treasure, and uncover the history and secrets of this richly bio-diverse landmark. The three-part series uses the latest research and technology including satellite scanning to show the 2,300km expanse of living coral, and revolutionary macro lenses that will capture the reef’s tiniest, normally unseen, life-forms.
“We are delighted that two of the world’s most celebrated icons are coming together, as renowned natural history film-maker Sir David Attenborough presents his latest project filmed in our very own backyard,” said Brendan Dahill, Head Of Programming for ABC.
Atlantic Productions, who are producing, retain distribution rights to David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Entertainment One (eOne) has acquired rights to the series in all other territories, including the United States and Canada.
“We are excited that ABC Australia will be showing Australian audiences never-before-seen glimpses of their very own natural wonder”, added John Morris, Atlantic Productions’ Commercial Director. “Exposing the magnificent beauty and complexity of life across the reef, David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef serves to show the wealth of beauty Australia is home to.”