Apple announces new Sir David Attenborough documentary for Apple TV+

Apple TV+ will launch a new Sir David Attenborough documentary later this year.

Called ‘The Year The Earth Changed,’ the doc will look at the effect of the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns around the world, and how they influenced wildlife and nature.

The new Sir David Attenborough documentary will be produced by BBC Studios, and show off exclusive footage from the past year, offering a “fresh approach” to the lockdown and offering “uplifting stories”.

“From hearing birdsong in deserted cities, to witnessing whales communicating in new ways, to encountering capybaras in South American suburbs, people all over the world have had the chance to engage with nature like never before. In the one-hour special, viewers will witness how changes in human behavior — reducing cruise ship traffic, closing beaches a few days a year, identifying more harmonious ways for humans and wildlife to coexist — can have a profound impact on nature,” the press release reads.

Speaking of the new documentary, Attenborough said: “During this most difficult year, many people have reappraised the value and beauty of the natural world and taken great comfort from it. But the lockdown also created a unique experiment that has thrown light on the impact we have on the natural world. The stories of how wildlife responded have shown that making even small changes to what we do can make a big difference.”

Apple will premiere the new documentary on April 16 to celebrate Earth Day 2021.

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