Netflix Greenlights New Series in Life on Our Planet Franchise


Netflix has greenlit a new four-episode docuseries as part of the Life on Our Planet franchise, with Morgan Freeman returning as narrator.

The new series will tell the story of the rise and fall of the dinosaurs, covering where they came from, why they mattered, how they evolved and how they met their ultimate fate.

The new series is being produced by Silverback Films and Amblin Documentaries, with Dan Tapster as showrunner and Nick Shoolingin-Jordan as series director. Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) will be returning to handle visual effects and animation. Grammy Award winner Lorne Balfe will return as composer.

Executive producers for the new series are Steven Spielberg, Keith Scholey, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.

Life on Our Planet initially premiered on Netflix in October 2023. It told the story of life’s 4 billion-year journey on Earth.

“It is an extraordinary privilege to bring the most iconic creatures in Earth’s history to the screen,” Silverback Films’ Tapster said. “This series, covering 170 million years, will immerse viewers in the awe-inspiring world of dinosaurs, capturing the majesty and drama of their lives in unprecedented detail.”

Frank and Falvey, president of Amblin Television & Documentaries, added, “We couldn’t be more excited to partner again with our good friends at Silverback, Netflix and ILM as we transport audiences back in time to the age of the dinosaurs and bring these wonderful extinct creatures back to life in all their beautiful glory.”