Cameron Takes the Plunge for Disney+
The same day it revealed hitting the global subscription mile-stone of 100 million, Disney+ released the trailer for an upcom-ing James Cameron production that “plunges viewers deep within the epicentre” of whale culture.
According to the publicity, Secrets of the Whales will reveal the mysterious and beautiful world of five species: orcas, humpbacks, belugas, narwhals and sperm whales.
Here’s the media release:
The four-part series, from National Geographic, is executive produced by Academy Award-winning filmmaker and conservationist James Cameron (Avatar) and narrated by award-winning actress and conservationist Sigourney Weaver. All four episodes will be available to stream exclusively on Earth Day, Thursday, 22 April, exclusively on Disney+
Featuring the expansive knowledge and skill of acclaimed National Geographic explorer and photographer Brian Skerry, the series ventures deep into the world of whales to witness the extraordinary communication skills and intricate social structures to reveal life and love from their perspective.
Secrets of the Whales unveils new science and technology to spotlight whales as they make lifelong friendships, teach clan heritage and traditions to their young, and grieve deeply for the loss of loved ones.
Filmed over three years in 24 global locations, throughout this epic journey we learn that whales are far more complex and more like us than ever imagined. This is a personal story that very few are lucky enough to witness … until now.
Secrets of the Whales is produced for National Geographic by Red Rock Films. For Red Rock Films, Brian Armstrong and Shannon Malone-DeBenedictis are executive producers. For Earthship, James Cameron and Maria Wilhelm are executive producers and Kim Butts is associate producer. For National Geographic, Pamela Caragol is executive producer. The series is scored by composer Raphaelle Thibaut.