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Published On: Fri, Oct 19th, 2018

Angela Bassett to narrate Nat Geo’s African Okavango Delta Wilderness documentary ‘The Flood’

National Geographic announced today that Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated actress Angela Bassett will narrate its stunning two-hour wildlife documentary special The Flood, which premieres Sunday, Nov. 25 at 8/7c on National Geographic. Set in the heart of Africa’s Okavango Delta wilderness, The Flood tells an enchanting story of life around a wild paradise like no other on earth.

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Surrounded by the unforgiving Kalahari Desertthe Okavango Delta is a lush, vibrant oasis that pulses with life each year as the great flood rejuvenates the land with the return of water. Witness how incredible animals – like leopards, elephants, lions, hippos and more – adapt to this unpredictable and changing landscape. When the lands are flooded, the Okavango Delta is both a sanctuary and a trap, giving and taking life in equal measure. Then, like a living, breathing ecosystem, the waters soon recede and life becomes about one thing – survival. The fate of the tens of thousands of animals that live in this place of spectacular natural drama is at stake.

The Flood will premiere globally on National Geographic and/or Nat Geo WILD in 172 countries and 43 languages. For more information, visit www.natgeotvpressroom.com, or follow us on Twitter using @NGC_PR.

“I am thrilled to be teaming up with National Geographic on this beautiful celebration of one of the planet’s last great wildernesses,” said Bassett. “I found the stories of these resilient, beautiful animals so fascinating and relatable. I hope that viewers are drawn into this rarely seen kingdom in a way that inspires them to help protect it for years to come.”

“At its core, The Flood is a love letter to the incredible animals in this untouched wildlife paradise, and I can think of no one better suited to help us tell this story than the incomparable Angela Bassett,“ said Geoff Daniels, executive vice president and general manager of Nat Geo WILD. “Her distinctive, confident and energetic voice elevates this narrative and makes you feel as if it’s Mother Nature telling the story herself. We are truly honored to have partnered with her on this special.”

The Flood is produced by Icon Films in association with Natural History Film Unit Botswana for National Geographic. Icon Films executive producers are Harry Marshall and Laura Marshall. Natural History Film Unit Botswana producer is Brad Bestelink. For National Geographic, executive producer and senior vice president of development and production is Janet Han Vissering and executive vice president and general manager is Geoff Daniels.

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