Discovery Channel has set September 23 for the premiere of Ellen DeGeneres’ Saving The Gorillas: Ellen’s Next Adventure two-hour particular. The documentary will air at 8 PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel and, in honor of World Gorilla Day, can be adopted with an encore presentation on Sunday, September 24 at 10 PM ET/PT on Animal Planet. It additionally can be obtainable to stream on Max and discovery+.
The documentary follows DeGeneres as she fulfills her dream of defending the legacy of world-renowned primatologist, Dian Fossey, by constructing the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in Rwanda.
The documentary challenge started as a birthday reward from DeGeneres’ spouse, Portia de Rossi and snowballed into one of many largest architectural and landscaping tasks within the historical past of Rwanda, together with challenges like volcanoes, earthquakes, and a worldwide pandemic. It culminates with the opening of The Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund,
“Each single factor has led me to only have a large enough platform to say, ‘Take a look at work Dian Fossey did,’” explains Ellen DeGeneres within the documentary. “There’s nothing that retains you extra current, extra within the second, than sitting with gorillas.”
“We’re so thrilled to associate with Ellen, Portia, and their staff to deliver this wonderful Gorilla conservation journey to life on display screen,” stated Craig H. Shepherd, EVP at Zero Level Zero Manufacturing. “Their impression on conservation and the fast neighborhood in Rwanda is an inspiration for all.”
Since its opening in February 2022, the award-winning Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund has served as a catalyst for conservation motion for gorillas and the encircling biodiversity. The campus has hosted over 40,000 guests, with roughly half coming from Rwanda and the remainder from nations all over the world. Greater than 7,500 native college kids have participated in discipline journeys to the campus, offering them with the chance to be taught extra in regards to the biodiversity of their yard and have hands-on experiences in nature.
The documentary particular additionally marks DeGeneres’ return to tv following her 22-season run as host of The Ellen DeGeneres Present, which resulted in Might 2022.
Saving the Gorillas is directed by Abigail Harper and government produced by Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia, and Craig H. Shepherd for Zero Level Zero Manufacturing. Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman government produced for A Very Good Manufacturing.