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Attenborough fronts Life in Colour for BBC, Netflix

September 27, 2019

A  new nature series presented by Sir David Attenborough has started production in Australia.

The series, entitled Life in Colour, is co-commissioned for the Nine network, Stan, the BBC and Netflix – and is a co-production between Australia and the UK, produced by SeaLight Films and Humble Bee Pictures. Principal production investment is from Screen Australia, in association with Create NSW.

The series will explore the ways in which colour is intimately connected to almost every story nature has to tell. Attenborough will narrate how animals use colour in their every day existence, with special cameras being deployed to provide images of shades that are normally invisible to human eyes.

Patrick Holland, BBC Two Controller, said: “Any series authored by Sir David is very special and his promises to be exceptional. I am looking forward to seeing the combination of innovative photography and rich analysis to explore the role colour plays in animals’ lives.”

Head of Documentary at Screen Australia, Bernadine Lim, added: “This is a prestigious opportunity for local production company SeaLight Pictures to work on a large-scale co-production with global reach. The series will leave an enduring legacy for our national identity through innovation and scientific insights as it presents a new way of seeing and understanding Australia’s unique fauna.”

Life in Colour Life is expected to air on the BBC early in 2021. It will be available on Netflix outside the UK, Ireland and Australia.

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