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John Boyega to narrate BBC natural history series Serengeti


Story by Jack Foley

AWARD-winning British actor John Boyega will narrate the upcoming dramatised natural history series Serengeti, an XIX Entertainment and John Downer Production for BBC One, Discovery Channel and BBC Studios Distribution.

Boyega, best known for his work in the recent Star Wars films, 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 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 ground-breaking 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.

Serengeti is set to air in 2019 on BBC One.