In response to the widespread devastation caused by the fires in Australia, BBC America’s upcoming nature docuseries on the seven continents, Seven Worlds, One Planet, has been rescheduled to begin with the Australia episode and is set to inform viewers as to how they can support relief efforts.
The Sir David Attenborough-narrated series begins Saturday, January 18, at 9 p.m. on BBC America, AMC, IFC and SundanceTV. It will be followed on Saturday, January 25, by the North America episode, which was originally scheduled to be the premiere.
The Australia episode was filmed before the fires began. Filming locations and species featured in the episode include the eastern grey kangaroo, dingo, wombat and jottus jumping spider in New South Wales; Tasmanian devil in Tasmania; cassowary and budgerigar in Queensland; red flying fox, perentie and thorny devil in Northern Territory and more.
The Australia episode will also be made available to viewers with no log-in required at BBCAmerica.com.
The series is produced by the BBC Studios Natural History Unit.
“Seven Worlds, One Planet is a series about the majesty and fragility of our planet, capturing precious stories of wildlife at a pivotal moment,” said Sarah Barnett, president of the entertainment group and AMC Studios at AMC Networks. “The catastrophic wildfires occurring right now in Australia are a reminder to us all of the importance of protecting our environment and the animals that inhabit it. Given these devastating events, we have decided to change our schedule to draw attention to and share ways to support relief efforts in Australia.”