Netflix aims for global impact with 'Our Planet'

London (AFP) –


US streaming giant Netflix on Thursday premiered its new eight-part nature series "Our Planet", narrated by British environmentalist David Attenborough who said he hoped it would have a global impact.

"What is different about it, is that, suddenly, at a particular day, the whole series is going to be available to a billion people around the world," Attenborough told AFP at the launch in London.

"If we poison the planet, if we poison the air as we are doing with all this right round me now, then we poison ourselves ultimately," said the 92-year-old, who is best known for his BBC nature documentaries.

The global premiere at the Natural History Museum was attended by Britain's heir to the throne Prince Charles and his sons Princes William and Harry.

"Climate change is now a very real existential threat to our entire civilisation," Charles said.

Attenborough said the series, which will be available to Netflix clients worldwide from Saturday, could generate "an unprecedented global understanding".

The series, which took four years to make, is made in collaboration with the environmental charity WWF.