“We Can Create a Different Future” Urges Prince William in Moving New Trailer for Earthshot Prize Limited Series

Prince William has been keeping very busy lately. Not only is he contributing a forward to a new book, but it appears he's got a limited series on the way, too.

Titled The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet, the new show will be a five-part docuseries showcasing the winners of the royal's Earthshot Prize. For those who are unaware—the Duke of Cambridge launched the endeavor in 2020 and the annual $65 million-dollar prize is awarded to those who help create “solutions to the world’s greatest environmental problems.”

These winners will lead the new limited series, which will premiere on Discovery+ on October 3 and will air on the Discovery Channel in the U.S. on October 16. It will also air on BBC One in the U.K. and be available to stream on the BBC iPlayer.

Prior to the show's release, the BBC released a trailer that is narrated by Prince William. It was shared to the Earthshot Prize Instagram, where they said, “Led by Prince William, the series will feature Earthshot Prize Council Members Sir David Attenborough, @cfigueres, @danialves, @hindououmar, @astro_naoko and @Shakira. A look at the challenges facing our planet and the ground-breaking solutions being developed to repair it. And showcase our first-ever Earthshot Prize Finalists. Stay tuned for 3rd October!”

“It's incredible what we humans can build, but we often forget that it comes at a cost,” the duke says in the clip. “We can create a different future, a better future. But only if we reach for it now.”

Right before the show's premiere, the book Earthshot: How to Save our Planet will be published on September 30 featuring the duke's forward. He had previously revealed his inspiration for writing the introduction, saying, “I wanted to share the early conversations in 2018 that led to the Prize’s creation and the simple equation that captures my theory behind Earthshot: Urgency + Optimism = Action.”

We can't wait to see Prince William on the TV screen (and read this new book, too).

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