First Lady Jill Biden is set to appear as a special guest star on National Geographic’s upcoming five-part series, America’s National Parks, according to Deadline.
- Biden will start off each installment of the docuseries with a special message about how each national park connects people to a piece of the American story.
- On the final episode, she will also share a message highlighting the wondrous parks and animals showcased throughout the series.
- Nat Geo will also premiere a PSA throughout the five-night event, during which Biden will show appreciation for our military community and remind current service members and their families, veterans and Gold Star families of their free entry into all national parks across the country.
- The series is set to premiere on August 29 at 9/8c over five consecutive nights on National Geographic and will come to Disney+ on August 31.
What they’re saying:
- First Lady Jill Biden: “America’s national parks are full of unrivaled 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. 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.”
- SVP of Development and Production Janet Han Vissering, National Geographic: “As a champion of our beloved national parks and longstanding advocate for our military community, we are thrilled Dr. Biden joined forces with National Geographic to encourage all Americans to explore the numerous beautiful national parks across the country.”
About America’s National Parks:
- National Geographic takes viewers on an extraordinary venture across world-famous and lesser-known national parks to reveal the diversity and wonder of this beautiful country, from the lush valley floors of Yosemite to the constantly erupting volcanoes of Hawai’i.
- Narrated and executive produced by Garth Brooks, America’s National Parks showcases the breathtaking landscape and extraordinary wildlife in parks full of rich surprises and wonder.
- The award-winning creative team behind iconic natural history films and series like Disneynature’s Earth and Elephant Eden as well as BBC’s Planet Earth and Frozen Planet, brings you the inspiring series shot using cutting-edge technology, including long-lens cinematography, remote camera traps and the latest high-resolution drone technology.
- The series captures not only stunning landscapes and frozen moments in time but intimate glimpses into the lives of the charismatic and intriguing animals that inhabit these parks.