Lupita Nyong'o is garnering rave reviews for her performance as Adelaide Wilson/Red in Us, the latest film from newly-minted horror maestro, Jordan Peele. Meanwhile, John Boyega has garnered acclaim for his roles in films such as Attack the Block, Detroit and the Star Wars franchise. Now, both actors are now lending their voices to the Serengeti.
Both Nyong'o and Boyega will narrate Serengeti, an upcoming natural history series brought to you by BBC and the Discovery Channel. While Nyong’o will narrate the U.S. version, Boyega is set to narrate the British version.
The six-part series will document some of African wildlife's most iconic species over a course of a year. Utilizing innovative filming techniques and drone technology, Serengeti will provide an intimate look at a variety of animals such as warthogs, lions and cheetahs. The series comes courtesy of American Idol creator Simon Fuller and will be directed by Emmy-winning wildlife filmmaker, John Downer. “Simon and John have created a stunning and unique testament to a place that I have always loved,” said Nyong’o. “These beautiful creatures’ stories are universal, and I am honored to help take the audience on their journey.”
Boyega and Nyong'o are set to reunite in Star Wars: Episode IX, where they will reprise their roles of Finn and Maz Kanata, respectively. Serengeti will premiere later this year on Discovery and will be distributed internationally by BBC Studios.
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