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[08/03/20 - 10:36 AM]
National Geographic Taps Multi-Award-Winning Sigourney Weaver as Narrator for "Secrets of the Whales," An Awe-Inspiring Look at the Mysterious and Beautiful World of Whales
Additionally, the network announced that renowned filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer-at-Large James Cameron will serve as executive producer.

[05/21/20 - 10:07 AM]
Quality. Distinctiveness. Visual Splendor. National Geographic Announces 2020-21 Upfront Slate, from Best-in-Class Storytellers
With an unrivaled storytelling prowess across its media platforms, National Geographic reaches 770M consumers across the globe every single month.

[02/10/19 - 02:04 PM]
National Geographic Unveils Ambitious Natural History Global Programming Slate Produced by the World's Most Renowned and Critically Acclaimed Filmmakers
"America" and "Planet of the Whales" are both on tap for 2021.







SECRETS OF THE WHALES (NGC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
2/10/19 - 8/3/20
STATUS:
currently in development (2020-2021 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
four episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, August 2020) National Geographic announced today that Golden Globe and BAFTA Award-winning actress Sigourney Weaver ("Alien," "Avatar," "Gorillas in the Mist") will narrate its global television event, SECRETS OF THE WHALES, which chronicles the whale way of life and their challenges and triumphs in an ever-changing ocean. Additionally, the network announced that renowned filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer-at-Large James Cameron will serve as executive producer. SECRETS OF THE WHALES will premiere globally on Earth Day 2021 in 172 countries and 43 languages. The four-part event series is the work of acclaimed National Geographic Explorer and Photographer Brian Skerry, as he helps tell the story of a species he's been documenting for decades. Filmed across three years in 24 locations, it's a profoundly personal saga, venturing deep into the world of whales to reveal life and love from their perspective. Skerry's latest work will also be featured in National Geographic magazine and the National Geographic book "Secrets of the Whales" timed to the special. In SECRETS OF THE WHALES, Weaver guides viewers on a journey to the heart of whale culture to experience the extraordinary communication skills and intricate social structures of five different whale species. With the help of new science and technology, viewers witness whales making lifelong friendships, teaching clan heritage and traditions to their young and grieving deeply for the loss of loved ones.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Sigourney Weaver as Narrator (Voice)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brian Armstrong as EP
· Brian Skerry as EP
· James Cameron as EP
· Maria Wilhelm as EP
· Shannon Malone-DeBenedictis as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Earthship
· Red Rock Films