[05/02/22 - 07:00 AM] The Roku Channel Will Premiere "Mamas" on May 6th, 2022 This premium nature 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.
[via press release from Roku]
The Roku Channel will premiere MAMAS on May 6th, 2022
Roku Original Documentary Series MAMAS, narrated by Connie Britton and Zoë Saldaña, Lands May 6 Debut on The Roku Channel in Celebration of Mother's Day
This premium nature 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.
The series is available in both English and Spanish on The Roku Channel. The English version is voiced by Connie Britton; the Spanish by Zoë Saldaña.
Watch the Official Trailer:
Watch the Official Spanish Trailer:
MAMAS will feature 14, short-form episodes ranging from 6-8 minutes in length.
The series 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.
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. The series features breathtaking scenery including beautiful landscapes from the forests of Sri Lanka to deserts in Africa.
Brian Tannenbaum, Head of Alternative Originals, Roku:
"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."
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