Prepare to feel completely tiny and insignificant, while at the same time marvelling at the sheer unlikelihood of your existence that kind of makes you sitting there, reading this, into a miracle all by yourself. It’s time for the conflicting emotions and, frankly, universal head fuck that can always accompany these types of shows. Our Universe is coming from the BBC and Netflix.
The BBC Natural History unit is by far and away the best on the planet at what they do, so them teaming up with the near limitless finance of Netflix could be special.
Now they have released the trailer for the six-part documentary series. Our Universe is narrated by the voice of God himself, Morgan Freeman, and hits Netflix on November 22nd. According to the blurb:
“The series blends wildlife footage with eye-popping cosmic special effects as it takes viewers on a fascinating adventure to explore the connections that drive our natural world.
Designed for viewers of all ages, this is the story of how life came to be on this fragile, resilient, irreplaceable planet.”
Here is the trailer.
Alice Jones writes, directs and produces. She is known for the UK TV series Stargazing Live, as well as One Strange Rock, Science Club and Intermission.