NATIONAL - A new TV series promises to bring biodiversity to television in a big way. This comes at a time when scientists say our planet is threatened and the variety of life on earth is at risk. 

"Seven Worlds, One Planet" takes a look at how each distinct continent has shaped the unique animal life found there.

In the above video, the show's producer Dr. Jonny Keeling tells our Chief Meteorologist Burton Fitzsimmons that no human alive today has the time or money to visit as many locations and see as many animals as will be presented in the seven part series premiering this weekend.

The production took four years and included 90 expeditions across 41 countries. In all, filmmakers shot over 2,200 hours of footage, using 8K cameras and the latest drone technology to capture nature unlike ever before.

Keeling is a biologist who, for 23 years, worked at BBC Studios Natural History Unit. Keeling produced and directed several wildlife series and documentaries, including the breath-taking Planet Earth franchise and The Life of Mammals.

You can watch the multi-network event airing Saturday at 8 P.M. CST on BBC America, AMC, IFC, and SundanceTV channels on Spectrum Cable.

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