The Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series Nature, produced by The WNET Group, has announced its upcoming season lineup with new episodes airing Wednesdays at 8/7c starting October 18 on PBS. Viewers can also catch the show on pbs.org/nature and the PBS app, checking local listings for details.
The 42nd season kicks off with “The Platypus Guardian,” delving into the tale of Pete Walsh, a Tasmanian man who develops a unique bond with a platypus he affectionately names Zoom. Walsh’s journey to safeguard these creatures from urban development threats is explored in this episode. The four-part “Spy in the Ocean” miniseries utilizes pioneering hidden cameras to provide fresh perspectives on ocean-dwelling creatures, revealing their emotions and behaviors akin to humans. “Big Little Journeys” showcases the remarkable feats of tiny animals embarking on significant journeys against all odds.
Furthermore, viewers can anticipate episodes like “Patrick and the Whale,” featuring filmmaker Patrick Dykstra’s extraordinary interactions with whales, and “Ukraine Animals,” documenting the rescue and care efforts for pets and zoo animals during wartime. The season covers various species under threat, offering new insights through dedicated filmmakers and conservationists.
Executive producer Fred Kaufman emphasized the evolving relationship between humanity and the natural world. The season promises to shed light on these complexities.
Among the documentaries slated for Season 42 are:
– “The Platypus Guardian”: A Tasmanian man’s friendship with a platypus and his mission to protect them from urban threats.
– “Spy in the Ocean”: A four-part miniseries revealing ocean creatures’ emotions and behaviors using animatronic spy cameras.
– “Big Little Journeys”: Tiny animals taking epic journeys against the odds.
– “Grizzly 399”: The story of a famous bear in Yellowstone and her impact on the balance between humans and the wild.
– “Attenborough and the Jurassic Sea Monster”: Sir David Attenborough’s discovery of a giant Pliosaur fossil and the secrets it holds.
– “Patrick and the Whale”: Filmmaker Patrick Dykstra’s remarkable interactions with whales, featuring extraordinary communication attempts.
– “Raptors: A Fistful of Daggers”: Exploring the successful predators of the bird world – raptors.
– “Ukraine Animals”: Documenting Ukrainian citizens’ efforts to rescue and care for pets and zoo animals during war.
– “Flyways”: A conservation movement’s attempt to understand and save shorebirds undertaking arduous migrations.
– “Gorilla”: A glimpse into the life of a western lowland gorilla family in Gabon’s Loango National Park.
With more than 700 awards, including Emmys and Peabodys, Nature has been a trailblazer in bringing the natural world to television audiences. The series extends its impact through digital content and its Going Wild with Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant podcast.
Nature is available for streaming on various PBS platforms and stations, with classic episodes accessible on select FAST channel platforms and PBS Passport.
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