02 March 2010

Discovery Channel presents LIFE as a follow up to Planet Earth

(photo credit: Discovery Channel/BBC/© Edwin Giesbers/naturepl.com)

Over 65 million people fell in love with Planet Earth. Now Discovery Channel returns with the highly anticipated next chapter, LIFE.

LIFE explores the adaptability and diversity of life on this planet, capturing bizarre and fascinating behaviors using state of the art HD filming techniques.

"LIFE will amaze audiences of all ages throughout the world. The series captures the awe and wonder of Mother Nature and uses the very best in cinematic techniques and engaging storytelling to bring natural history to Discovery Channel," said Clark Bunting, president and general manager of Discovery Channel and president of Science Channel. "Told through the stories of nature's most captivating animals and plants, each episode of LIFE delivers on our core mission to educate our viewers about the world around them. We are honored to have this brilliant program as a cornerstone to our 25th anniversary year and nothing says Discovery better than this groundbreaking television event."

The premiere episode of LIFE, Challenges of Life, provides an overview and sets the stage for the ambitious series. A special Making Of episode caps the series and tells the incredible stories of the dozens of men and women who spent days, weeks and months patiently waiting for a perfect shot. Other episodes showcase Birds, deep sea marine invertebrates (Creatures of the Deep), Fish, hunting mammals (Hunters and Hunted), Insects, Mammals, Plants, Primates, and Reptiles & Amphibians.

More than 4 years in the making and covering every continent, the 11-part series debuts on Sunday, March 21 with Oprah Winfrey as the narrator. LIFE will be available on DVD and Blu-ray disc at DiscoveryStore.com in April, following the last television broadcast.

For exclusive behind-the-scenes footage visit the LIFE website at http://discovery.com/life. Facebook users can become fans of LIFE at facebook.com/DiscoveryLIFE and Twitter users can follow the series at twitter.com/LIFEonDiscovery.

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