Humble Bee lands Netflix natural history order

Wild BabiesDavid Attenborough’s Life in Colour indie Humble Bee Films has scored an eight-part blue-chip natural history commission from Netflix. 

Wild Babies (8 x 30-minute) will follow the affectionate and lesser-explored stories of baby animals in the wild. It will be narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Helena Bonham Carter. It will land on the streamer on 5 May.

The series will examine the experiences of seventeen wild animal families including baby lions, sea otters, orangutan, elephants, grizzly bears, bottlenose dolphins and Emperor penguins, taking viewers from Antarctica to Alaska and Sri Lanka to Namibia.

Produced by Bristol-based Humble Bee, the series is exec produced by Stephen Dunleavy & Charlotte Crosse alongside showrunner Beth Brooks.

“Wild Babies will resonate with a broad family audience, with heart-warming stories that will feel relatable to viewers around the world” said Crosse.

“Delivering an ambitious wildlife series during a global pandemic certainly presented new challenges for our team, but what we hadn’t anticipated were the creative opportunities and innovative approaches that also emerged.”

This article first appeared on our sister site, Broadcast. 

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