Former President Barack Obama is the astonishment narrator of the upcoming Netflix documentary Our Great National Parks, a five-part bid looking astatine wildlife astir the world. The bid was announced past February arsenic portion of a slate of programming that Barack and Michelle Obama are producing for Netflix via their Higher Ground Productions institution — though the announcement didn’t notation that the erstwhile president would service arsenic big and narrator.
“A food that tin walk. Surfing hippos that privation to drawback the waves. Species recovered obscurity other connected earth,” Obama says successful the trailer for Our Great National Parks. “When humanity started to support these chaotic places, we did not recognize however important they would become: They’re a haven for endangered species, and a hotbed for technological research.”
Deadline reports that the amusement includes footage from parks successful Monterey Bay, California, Tsavo National Park successful Kenya, and Gunung Leuser National Park successful the rainforests of Indonesia.
The Obamas signed a multi-year statement with Netflix in 2018, with a stated extremity of creating “a divers premix of content, including the imaginable for scripted series, unscripted series, docuseries, documentaries, and features” from Higher Ground Productions. In summation to the nationalist parks series, the institution has brought to Netflix the children’s shows Ada Twist, Scientist, and Waffles + Mochi; the Oscar-winning documentary American Factory; the Peabody Award-winning movie Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, and Becoming, based connected Michelle Obama’s memoir.
Our Great National Parks debuts connected Netflix April 13th.