'America’s National Parks' premieres on Monday, August 29.
Garth Brooks is lending his legendary pipes to narrate a new documentary series for National Geographic titled America’s National Parks. Premiering on Monday, August 29 through September 2, the five-episode miniseries will also be available on Disney+ starting August 31.
“Our National Parks are truly an amazing gift,” Brooks says. “The land is what defines us. The land is what tells the American story. It is such an honour and I’m so excited to be a part of this series – a series that celebrates all our heritage.”
Featuring First Lady Dr. Jill Biden introducing each episode, Brooks takes viewers across world-famous and lesser-known national parks to explore the diversity of the US landscape.
“America’s national parks are full of unrivalled natural beauty, geological wonders, cultural history, and amazing wildlife. Each national park connects people to a piece of the American story -- who we are and where we came from,” Dr. Biden says.
“With at least one national park in every state, all Americans can enjoy them. Some are close to home, [and] others require a little more planning and travel, but however far you choose to go, national parks connect us to the wonder and renewal of nature, helping us discover more about our country and ourselves. America’s national parks belong to all of us, so I encourage everyone to go out and enjoy them,” she continues in the clip shared by National Geographic.
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National Geographic describes the series as “an immersive, deep dive into the grandeur and beauty of the treasured landscapes that make up our collective national jewels.”
“From the lush valley floors of Yosemite to the fiery, constantly erupting volcanoes of Hawaii, these wild open spaces are home to amazing animal inhabitants, from some of the biggest bears on the planet to some of its toughest newts,” reads the series description.
The docuseries will also feature television firsts, including a rare look at the elusive Mexican long-nosed bats feeding at night on the agave plant in Big Bend National Park.
The five parks receiving their own episode are Grand Canyon (August 29), Yosemite (August 30), Big Bend (August 31), Badlands (September 1) and Hawaii Volcanos (September 2).
Wildstar Films produced the series for National Geographic using cutting-edge technology to film the wildlife featured, including remote camera traps, macro photography, long-lens cinematography, and high-resolution drone technology. America’s National Parks is executive produced by Brooks, with Anwar Mamon and Dan Rees executive producing for Wildstar.
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