• The Obamas signed a multi-year agreement with Netflix in 2018, with a stated goal of creating “a diverse mix of content, including the potential for scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features.” 

Former American president Barack Obama
Former American president Barack Obama
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Former American president Barack Obama stars in a Netflix five-part series that invites viewers to celebrate and discover the power of our planet’s greatest national parks and wild spaces.

Obama is the host and narrator of the documentary titled Our Great National Parks debuted on Netflix on April 13, 2022.

Spanning five continents, the series brims with wonder, humor, and optimism as each episode tells the story of a national park through the lives of its wildest residents — both big and exceptionally small — and explores our changing relationship with wilderness.

Travelling from the waters of Monterey Bay, California, to the bright red soil of Kenya’s Tsavo National Park, the lush rainforests of Indonesia’s Gunung Leuser National Park, the majestic terrain of Chilean Patagonia, and more, the show beckons us to get out and explore, create new ways for these wild places to thrive, and vigorously preserve them for future generations to come.

“A fish that can walk. Surfing hippos that want to catch the waves. Species found nowhere else on earth,” Obama says in the trailer for Our Great National Parks.

“When humanity started to protect these wild places, we did not realize how important they would become: They’re a haven for endangered species and a hotbed for scientific research.”

The Obamas signed a multi-year agreement with Netflix in 2018, with a stated goal of creating “a diverse mix of content, including the potential for scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features.” 

This series is a Wild Space production in association with Higher Ground Productions and Freeborne Media.

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