James Honeyborne

Netflix makes debut commission from ‘Blue Planet II’ creator James Honeyborne

The first project for Netflix from Blue Planet II creator James Honeyborne has emerged. The streaming giant has signed on for a multi-part series on the oceans from Honeyborne’s Bristol-based prodco Freeborne Media. The project is the first to emerge from the exec’s headline-grabbing multi-year overall deal for science series, struck earlier this year with […]

Exclusive: ‘Blue Planet II’ exec joins Honeyborne as Netflix grows UK footprint

Blue Planet II production exec Katie Hall has departed the BBC’s Natural History Unit to join James Honeyborne’s Netflix-backed production outfit. TBI understands that Hall, who left the NHU last month, has joined the Blue Planet II creator’s fledgling production unit Freeborne Media as head of production. Hall will be based out of Bristol, where […]

Blue Planet II creator forms new natural history outfit

James Honeyborne, the creator of Blue Planet II, has formed a new production company specialising in natural history. Based in Bristol, the home of the BBC’s Natural History Unit (NHU), Freeborne Media is to focus on nature and science docs. The exec was previously an EP on the BBC’s landmark series Blue Planet II, and has […]

BBC announces Blue Planet II

The BBC has officially unveiled its latest blue-chip natural history series, Blue Planet II, and will launch it to international buyers at its Showcase event in Liverpool this week. Sir David Attenborough will narrate the series, which was previously known as Ocean and will look at underwater environments and animals across every continent. BBC Studios’ […]