Building Upon Natural History for Over 132 Years, National Geographic Announces Fall Slate of Epic Natural History Series and Specials
Highlights include the return of ‘Savage Kingdom’ on Friday, August 14.
NAT GEO PROGRAMMING INCLUDES:
Digital Release of AKASHINGA: THE BRAVE ONES, From Academy Award Winner James Cameron and Directed by Maria Wilhelm, Spotlighting an All-female Team Of Rangers Fighting Elephant Poaching, Set to Premiere on World Elephant Day, August 12
Season Four of the Emmy-nominated Series SAVAGE KINGDOM, Narrated by Charles Dance (“Game of Thrones”), Returns August 14, at 9/8c
THE REAL BLACK PANTHER, The Story of the Only Black Panther in the Entire Kabini Forest of South India, Premieres October 2, at 10/9c
AND ON NAT GEO WILD:
JADE EYED LEOPARD, From Acclaimed National Geographic Explorers and Filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert and Narrated by Jeremy Irons (“Watchmen”), Premieres September 7, at 8/7c
PHOTO ARK, Featuring the Spectacular Photography of Joel Sartore to Bring to Light More Than 10,000 Species, Premieres October 17, at 10/9c
(WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 30, 2020) From the underwater adventures with Jacques Cousteau to deep in the forests of Tanzania with Jane Goodall, National Geographic has a long history of captivating audiences with its distinctive natural history storytelling, bringing the awe and splendor of the natural world directly to viewers. Building upon the 132-year-old legacy of the National Geographic Society, and with the need to protect our planet never more urgent, National Geographic doubles down on its commitment to premium natural history content with epic, new documentaries and specials, inspiring audiences to fall in love with the world and the wonder of our amazing planet.
Using cutting-edge technology, traveling to the remotest of places and employing unique storytelling techniques, National Geographic unveils six natural history global series and specials, including the digital premiere of the documentary film AKASHINGA: THE BRAVE ONES – from three-time Academy Award winner James Cameron and directed by Maria Wilhelm – on World Elephant Day, August 12; and the one-hour special JADE EYED LEOPARD, narrated by Emmy-nominated and Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons (“Watchmen”), from world-renowned filmmakers, National Geographic Explorers and wildlife conservationists Dereck and Beverly Joubert.
“Visually spectacular cinematography that will take your breath away. Awe-inspiring narratives told from the animal’s perspective. Exploring the hidden phenomena of our planet. These are all hallmarks of National Geographic natural history programming,” said Geoff Daniels, executive vice president, unscripted global entertainment. “By partnering with the best-in-class storytellers, we create thrilling onscreen experiences powered by cutting-edge visual technologies that move audiences around the world to fall in love with our planet.”
Through innovative technology and access to some of the most remote, hard-to-reach locations on the planet, National Geographic captures animal behaviors and landscapes from new perspectives. National Geographic’s slate of natural history programming includes the following six titles, which will air globally in 172 countries and 43 languages on National Geographic and Nat Geo WILD.
In addition, “Nat Geo WILD Fridays” on National Geographic channel, showcasing the most epic of natural history programming, will launch with the season four premiere of SAVAGE KINGDOM, beginning August 14.
Three-week Event Premieres August 14, 9/8c (Icon Films)
THE REAL BLACK PANTHER
One-hour Special Premieres October 2, 10/9c (Symbio Studios)
JADE EYED LEOPARD
One-hour Special Premieres September 7, 8/7c (Wildlife Films)
Two-Part Event Special Premieres October 17 and October 24, at 10/9c (WGBH)
MARCH OF THE POLAR BEARS (working title)
Two-hour Special Premieres December 20, 8/7c (Earth Touch USA)