This fall, the National Geographic Channel will launch their counter-punch to Discovery Channel’s LIFE with an epic miniseries called Great Migrations. As you can guess, the 7-part series takes viewers around the world to show off the arduous journeys millions of animals undertake to ensure the survival of their species.
Shot in high-definition, the project took three years to film.
In a move that will probably please many, NatGeo roped in Alec Baldwin to narrate the work. After the debacle that was Oprah’s narration on LIFE, Baldwin seems like a solid choice — even if I do keep picturing his character on 30 Rock behind the microphone.
“Great Migrations is more than stunning imagery; it presents incredible stories about survival, family and life, and I can’t think of a better voice to take viewers along on these journeys than Alec Baldwin,” said National Geographic Channel Executive Producer Char Serwa. “His skill at conveying the drama, range of emotions and compelling information all in one will only add to the viewer experience.”
Here’s to hoping they’re right. Though honestly, Baldwin could narrate a show about basket weaving and I’d probably tune in. Check out the trailer below: