TUNE IN: ‘EDEN: UNTAMED PLANET’ NARRATED BY HELENA BONHAM CARTER PREMIERES SATURDAY, JULY 24 ON BBC AMERICA AND AMC
Experience Untouched Lands Across the Globe Thriving in Isolation
The gorgeous and gripping new docuseries Eden: Untamed Planet premieres Saturday, July 24 at 8pm ET/7c on BBC AMERICA and AMC, and available on AMC+ same day. Narrated by BAFTA Award-winning actress Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown, The King’s Speech), Eden: Untamed Planet invites viewers to travel to the far corners of the planet and discover the secrets of Earth’s few remaining untouched lands, all flourishing with rich biodiversity. Isolated from the rest of the world, life here exists as nature truly intended.
While the remoteness of these Eden’s has protected them from the most damaging effects of human interference, the series will also reflect on the survival of these rare, precious and unique environments amid the perils of the modern world.
Delicately balanced, species-rich, unique ecosystems – this series embarks on a breath-taking journey to Earth’s last Edens.
Episode One – “Borneo: Sacred Forest” – Premieres Saturday, July 24 at 8pm ET/9c on BBCA, AMC and AMC+
Borneo is the richest rainforest island of all; home to 60,000 species of plants and animals. 6,000 of them are unique – and more are discovered almost daily. But this ‘paradise’ is an illusion; the lush forest is effectively growing on a desert, the soil shallow and nutrient poor, leeched by eons of incessant rain. We’ll discover how the intense competition for nutrients here has led to it becoming one of the most biodiverse places on the planet.
This primeval rainforest is one of the oldest in the world, with the tallest tropical trees of all. Straddling the equator, its climate is wet and hot year-round, allowing a myriad of creatures to thrive. Beneath mist-shrouded mountains and dark jungle canopy, this mysterious world is bursting with life.
Produced and Directed by Ingrid Kvale.
As a part of BBC AMERICA’s Wonderstruck programming slate, the six-part series, in addition to a ‘making of’ episode, is a BBC Studios Natural History Unit (NHU) production for BBC AMERICA. The BBC Studios NHU is responsible for producing award-winning and critically-acclaimed series, such as Planet Earth, Blue Planet, Frozen Planet, Life and Seven Words, One Planet. BBC Studios is distributing internationally.
Eden: Untamed Planet is executive produced by Mark Brownlow (Blue Planet II, Planet Earth), series produced by Steve Cole (Thailand: Earth’s Tropical Paradise), scored by Russell Emanuel and composed by Denise Santos and Austin Hammonds for Bleeding Fingers Music.