Our world is more colorful than we had imagined.


Netflix has debuted the official trailer for David attenboroughthe next series of documentaries, Life in Color. At first glance, the trailer seems to herald his mainstream nature documentary series that shows the ways animals use color to survive in the wild. Roughly 30 seconds later, however, the trailer surprises viewers with an unexpected twist.

Of course, there are many nature documentaries that deal with the same topic. The first third of the Netflix trailer features colorful and curious birds that use their plumage to find mates, tigers in the wild that use their stripes to hide and protect their young, and adorable stoats that use their natural white coats to hide from enemies in the wild. snow (among other picturesque scenes of nature). But then the trailer throws viewers a curveball that most might not see coming.


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The human eye can only detect a limited range of colors in the visible light spectrum. Nature documentaries from the past have explored this concept, some have even attempted to simulate what it would look like if a human could see the world through the eyes of a spider or mantis shrimp. But Attenborough’s upcoming documentary goes one step further with an advanced form of technology never before used to see the world through the eyes of the animal kingdom. “To understand how these colors work, it is necessary to see them from an animal’s perspective; with the new cameras developed especially for this series, now we can,” explains the passionate narrator as the music increases to a crescendo, flickering between regularly filmed scenes. . cameras and the special technology used for the documentary.

Life in Color is produced by Humble Bee Films and SeeLight Pictures, in association with the BBC. Attenborough is, of course, presenting, while Sharmila Chowdhury, Stephen Dunlevy Y Colette beaudry receive series producer and executive producer credits, respectively. Each of the three episodes – “Seeing in Color”, “Hiding in Color” and “Chasing Color” – will last approximately 50 minutes each, exploring the natural world of color in ways the human eye has never experienced before.

Life in Color It will premiere on Earth Day, April 22, on Netflix. Check out the trailer and poster art below.

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