While Ellen DeGeneres’s daytime talk show has come under fire for fostering a toxic work environment, that’s not slowing down development deals for DeGeneres herself.
Discovery announced that the comedian and host will narrate her first documentary for the network’s streaming platform. Endangered will begin streaming April 22 on Discovery+. It’ll be the first of multiple specials, series and docs she’ll develop and produce for the platform.
“I’m so excited to partner with Discovery. I’ll get to discover all kinds of things about incredible animals. For instance, did you know the Ring-Tailed Lemur’s tail is longer than its body? I think that’s his tail. I hope that’s his tail. I have so much to discover with Discovery,” she said for the news release.
“Ellen’s dedication to the environment and her love for all animals, including the most endangered creatures who call our planet home, is unmatched… We welcome Ellen and her team to the Discovery family as she brings her humor, her voice, and her ability to inspire to these important passion projects,” added Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer, Discovery and Factual.
From Discovery and the BBC Natural History Unit, Endangered follows the effort of dedicated wildlife conservationists across the globe as they work to compile the latest version of The Red List – the most comprehensive record of the state of the world’s wildlife that has ever been created.