Lupita Nyong'o Set to Narrate Upcoming Series Serengeti
The Academy Award-winning actress will narrate the six-part series which tells the heartwarming stories of a cast of African wildlife over the course of a year.
Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has signed on to narrate the anticipated series, SERENGETI, created by award-winning producer Simon Fuller and directed by Emmy winning director and producer John Downer. With unrivaled access to one of the most pristine and unspoiled corners of the African plains, this six-part series tells the heartwarming stories of a cast of African wildlife over the course of a year. Their journey showcases the dramatic moments that make each day of survival on the Serengeti a feat. Nyong’o will narrate the series.
“Simon and John have created a stunning and unique testament to a place that I have always loved. These beautiful creatures’ stories are universal, and I am honored to help take the audience on their journey.”
Fuller and Downer have worked together on SERENGETI for several years. Their team employed innovative filming techniques in some of Africa’s most treasured regions, painting the ultimate portrait of survival in Serengeti. Set to the backdrop of original music, this television experience combines Africa’s unimaginable beauty with its equally unforgiving brutality, highlighting daily challenges of life on the Serengeti – such as a lioness trying to provide for her small cubs after being exiled from her pride. Viewers can witness firsthand how the animal experience isn’t so different from their own. The series will premiere in late 2019 on the Discovery Channel.
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