Move over David Attenborough, there are some new wildlife celebrities in town.
Avengers star Renner is narrating Incredible Animal Journeys, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever star Bassett is narrating and exec producing Queens and Awkwafina, star of Nora From Queens, is narrating A Real Bug’s Life.
Incredible Animal Journeys comes from Plimsoll Productions and follows the millions of animals that migrate across the planet. It will feature a protective humpback mom shepherding her newborn calf, a tiny dung beetle, a monarch butterfly and a determined barn swallow who never gives up as well as many others.
A Real Bug’s Life also comes from ITV-owned Plimsoll. Inspired by the Pixar movie, the series follows nine different micro bug worlds around the globe from a jumping spider looking for a home on the streets of New York to a Costa Rican orchid bee’s first day on the job making perfume.
“The narrator’s voice is such a crucial part of what makes a Natural History series successful. Angela, Awkwafina and Jeremy, each in their own way, bring such an enormous amount of charisma, personality and passion to these distinctive projects,” said Tom McDonald, EVP, , Global Factual and Unscripted Content, National Geographic. “From Awkwafina’s wit to Jeremy’s warmth and Angela’s Shakespearean sense of drama, we feel both very excited and very proud to have such powerful storytellers guiding our audiences on these epic wildlife journeys.”