Discovery partners with Ellen DeGeneres to partner on a content slate in the natural history space.
As part of this exclusive offering, DeGeneres will develop and produce a variety of specials, series and documentaries that will bring it unique charm, passion and spirit in front and behind the camera. Programming will showcase the many wonders of the natural world and the incredible wildlife that inhabit it for Discovery Channel and Discovery +.
The first is the documentary In danger, Discovery and the BBC’s Natural History Unit, which follows the efforts of dedicated conservationists around the world as they work to compile the latest version of the Red List – the recording the most comprehensive state of the world’s wildlife ever created. In addition to being an executive producer, DeGeneres also narrates the documentary (pictured above in a sound studio), the first time she’s done it on a project.
In danger is the first non-BBC commission of the Natural History Unit of BBC Studios and is launching Discovery + on Earth Day, April 22.
“I am very happy to be associated with Discovery. I’m going to find out all kinds of things about amazing animals. For example, did you know that the tail of the ring-tailed lemur is longer than its body? I think it’s his tail. I hope it’s his tail. I have so much to discover with Discovery, ”DeGeneres.
The slate will be produced by Jeff Kleeman, president of DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production company, and Howard Swartz, senior vice president of documentaries and specials, Discovery.