Nature Series MAMAS Premiering on Roku Channel


The Roku Channel will debut its original nature docuseries MAMAS, narrated by Connie Britton and Zoë Saldaña, on May 6.

The series follows powerful matriarchs of the animal kingdom, spotlighting the universality of motherhood and exploring what mothers of any species will do to protect their young. MAMAS will be available in both English and Spanish on The Roku Channel. The English version is voiced by Britton, while the Spanish edition is narrated by Saldaña.

MAMAS will feature 14 short-form episodes ranging from 6 to 8 minutes. Species featured in the series include potter wasps, grizzly bears, hummingbirds, yellow baboons, cheetahs, lions, wildebeests, black-backed jackals, strawberry dart frogs, praying mantis, African elephants, hyenas, meerkats, toque macaques and Tomson’s gazelles.

MAMAS is produced by Plimsoll Productions, Deep Blue Productions and Cinestar Pictures, with Britton, Saldaña, Martha Holmes, Andrew Jackson, Elyse Klaits, Mariel Saldaña and Cisely Saldaña serving as executive producers.

Brian Tannenbaum, head of alternative originals at Roku, said: “MAMAS dives into the enchanting and challenging lives of mothers in the wild, and the powerful relationships these animals have with their children. Connie Britton and Zoë Saldaña take us through the captivating world of a mother’s protective instincts and loyalty to their young. It truly is a must-see documentary series that The Roku Channel is excited to share with our viewers.”