‘Blue Planet II’ Creator Signs Programming Deal With Netflix

Variety | 1/30/2019 | Stewart Clarke
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James Honeyborne, the creator of “Blue Planet II,” has inked an overall deal with Netflix.

Honeyborne is an internationally acclaimed producer of blue-chip natural history programming. He recently left U.K. pubcaster the BBC’s Natural History Unit to set up his own banner, Freeborne Media, with director Renee Godfrey. They have inked a multiyear deal to make natural history and science programming for Netflix, the streamer said Wednesday.

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Netflix is pushing more deeply into natural history originals. It has already greenlit “Our Planet,” a huge-scale eight-part wildlife series that will be voiced by the naturalist and broadcaster David Attenborough. It is being produced by another well-known ex-BBC natural history producer from the U.K., Alastair Fothergill, through his Silverback banner.

In a long career at the BBC’s vaunted Natural History Unit, Honeyborne made more...
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