Star Wars actor John Boyega is to narrate a new BBC One natural history series, Serengeti.
Boyega will narrate the six-part series in the UK, bringing to life the challenges and experiences facing some of the Serengeti’s most well-known and iconic species in intimate detail.
Set to air later this year on BBC One, the series is made by XIX Entertainment and John Downer Productions and follows the interconnected stories of a cast of savannah animals over one year, in a bold new format.
From warthogs to lions, mongoose to cheetahs, a cast of our favourite African animal characters will be filmed closer and more intimately than ever before, using groundbreaking filming techniques and pioneering technology, including drone technology and the use of multiple stabilised camera systems.
With unique access to a pristine and unspoilt corner of the Serengeti, the series captures the high drama of the daily lives of the area’s distinctive wildlife up close, joining them in the emotional moments they face at key points in their lives, in their natural habitat.
The series is set to air in 2019 on BBC One