David Attenborough is to make a three-part natural history series for Sky, telling the story of the remote Galapagos islands.
Galapagos 3D, which is scheduled to air on Sky 3D in late 2012, is Attenborough’s fourth 3D project for the broadcaster.
The series will be written and presented by Attenborough and is the first film to be produced by Colossus Productions – the production company formed by Sky and Atlantic Productions this summer.
Attenborough commented: “Galapagos is one of the most wonderful places in the world. There are extraordinary creatures living there that live nowhere else – a whole slew of marvellous animals.
“But one of the things that make them even more extraordinary is that because the islands were not discovered by human beings until relatively recently, and they had remained isolated for so long, the animals still haven’t become frightened of human beings.
“You can walk among them carrying your own snap shot cameras or even carrying a 3D rig and they won’t go away. They continue behaving in just the way that they would do naturally. Galapagos is full of drama, full of charismatic creatures which you can film; it is a natural for 3D.”
John Cassy, Director, Sky 3D, added: “The Galapagos is one of Earth’s greatest treasures but it is unreachable for the vast majority of us. 3D will bring the islands to life for our customers in a way that has never been possible before.
“Sir David and Atlantic Productions are the natural partners to take on this ambitious project on – and ensure our natural history programming continues to break new ground.”
Bachelor King 3D, Attenborough’s latest project for Sky, will air on New Year’s Eve, 8pm on Sky 3D.