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Netflix signs Oscar winner Mahershala Ali to narrate upcoming documentary 'Chimp Empire'

Mahershala Ali has scored two Academy Awards

By Web Desk
March 22, 2023
Netflix signs Oscar winner Mahershala Ali to narrate upcoming documentary Chimp Empire

Netflix has signed Oscar winner Mahershala Ali to narrate its upcoming natural history series on Chimpanzees.

Mahershala Ali will be lending his voice to upcoming four-part Netflix series, titled Chimp Empire.

Ali has scored two Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for Moonlight and Green Book.

As per Deadline, the series is helmed by James Reed, who also won an Oscar for co-directing Netflix’s My Octopus Teacher. Reed has previously directed Rise of the Warrior Apes for Discovery.

"Set under the lush canopies of Uganda’s Ngogo Forest, scientists and field trackers have lived alongside this tribe for the last 25 years, watching as they built a sophisticated political and familial structure: forming alliances, building trust, caring for one another, and often going head to head in a never ending fight for power," cited from Deadline.

The camera crew captures the dramatic stages in the tribe's life. "During the series, babies will grow, relationships will blossom, and leaders will rise and fall."

The series will be available to stream just ahead of the Earth Day, on April 19.