The innovative series for BBC One uses dynamic and compelling narrative techniques of long-running drama serials, where multiple storylines are woven together, to tell the real life stories of some of the most charismatic animals in Africa.
There’s an unspoilt corner of the Serengeti, bordered by two rivers, that is the Africa of your imagination. Unique access to this incredible setting offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a bold new genre of natural history filmmaking and drama storytelling.
The production will use specially created camera devices, including moving spy cameras, to film the animals of the Serengeti on the move and in their world, experiencing their every emotion.
It will be sweepingly cinematographic in scale but also intensely intimate. As the animals act out the natural dramas of their lives, the cameras will be just a whisker away - moving with them at their level and in their world.
All our animal families make the most of the good times when a new oasis brings untold riches. But they face devastation when a towering inferno takes over. Will anyone survive?
Serengeti, narrated by Adjoa Andoh, returns Sunday 15th January on BBC One.