Even with “Frozen Planet” being Sir David Attenborough’s last big-feature narration, Discovery still feels compelled to replace the venerable naturalist with the voice of an American celebrity.
Granted, it’s a good one – a very good one. Alec Baldwin, the same guy who did a fantastic job with NatGeo’s epic mini-series “Great Migrations”, has been tapped for the job. There are far worse choices (Oprah proving she was one of them with “LIFE”), but I would have still liked to have seen the 85-year-old Attenborough not replaced for once. Alas.
“Frozen Planet”, which broke ratings records when it premiered in the UK this past October, is sure to follow in the footsteps of its eyeball-dazzling predecessors (“Planet Earth”, “LIFE”, “Human Planet”) when it debuts in March. You can check out the gorgeous trailer for the series below.