BBC slam Netflix for ‘ripping off Planet Earth and stealing Sir David Attenborough’

THE BBC have slammed Netflix for ‘ripping off Planet Earth and stealing Sir David Attenborough’, it has been reported.

Bosses at the Beeb are unhappy with Netflix series Our Planet, which is narrated by the same broadcaster as the channel’s award-winning nature programmes.

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Attenborough, 92, will voice all eight episodes of Our Planet, filmed over four years with a 600-strong crew.

Show insiders have insisted that the programme is not a copy of the BBC’s annual Natural History Unit productions – such as Planet Earth.

The Netflix series has been made by NHU chief Alastair Fothergill, who has a long-standing relationship with Sir David.

A source told The Mirror: “They’ve nicked the filming techniques, the stories, even the title from us, not to mention the presenter.

The BBC are said to be angry that Netflix have ‘ripped off Planet Earth’
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“And it’s been made by an ex-BBC producer who still makes natural history programmes for the BBC. There is nothing in any way original about this series.

“The only difference is they used 600 crew for work we’d have done with around 60.

“Sir David will always be part of the BBC. This is not the end of the ­relationship with him. We’ve just lent him to Netflix.”

Attenborough’s new BBC show Dynasties starts tomorrow

Our Planet is due to be released to Netflix subscribers in April next year.

Although Attenborough has worked with other broadcasters in the past, including Sky, the shows have always been different to his work with the BBC.

Meanwhile, the star’s latest BBC series, Dynasties, is due to launch tomorrow night.


He will also return to the Beeb next year with Seven Worlds – an exploration of the different continents.

As if that wasn’t enough, 2020 will see Fothergill and Attenborough work together for the BBC with the production of Perfect Planet.

Frozen Planet II is also due in 2021.


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David Attenborough is coming to Netflix for another epic nature show

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If Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II left you with an unquenchable David Attenborough-based thirst, we have some splendid news for you: There’s a whole lot more Attenborough on the way.

Not only do we have his upcoming BBC doc Dynasties to look forward to, but now we also have an announcement from Netflix: the legendary British presenter will be hosting an eight-part natural history series, Our Planet, which is coming to the streaming service in Spring 2019.

Here’s the very slick-looking, animal-packed teaser:

The series has been four years in the making, with a 600-strong crew filming in 50 different countries, according to a press release sent to Mashable. It will focus on showing “the planet’s most precious species and fragile habitats”. Read more…

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The new David Attenborough show looks super intense and we’re so here for it

It’s good to have you back, Sir David.

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Happy World Animal Day, everyone! We’re kicking it off with some exciting animal-related news as Sir David Attenborough is back with yet another nature documentary series, which will fill the void that Planet Earth and Blue Planet left when they ended. He’ll be bringing a new show to the BBC called Dynasties and the exciting trailer dropped earlier today, proving that it’s unlike anything we’ve seen before.

The nature documentary is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before, as it’s going to hone in on just five species of animal: emperor penguins, tigers, lions and more. According to the BBC,every episode will focus on an individual endangered animal and follow their struggle for survival in the wild. The series, which took four years to film and create, looks wasymore like a tense reality TV drama centred around an animal rather than a nature documentary. We’re here for it.

If you’re a diehard Planet Earth II fan, the team behind it are the same one responsible for Dynasties — so you know it’s going to be good.

And of course, Sir David Attenborough will be lending his iconic voice to the show and seems to have travelled the world for the show, which isn’t bad going for a man who’s in his nineties now.

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There’s no word yet on when the new show is set to drop, however the trailer definitely has us hungry for more.

TBH if the entire show was just an hour of that baby penguin shuffling through the snow, we’d probably be on board.

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