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Tom Hanks to narrate NBC docu-series 'The Americas'

Tom Hanks' "The Americas" is set to premiere next spring. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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May 13 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks is set to narrate a 10-part series called The Americas next spring.

Featuring music by composer Hans Zimmer, the project is from BBC Studios Natural History Unit -- the creators of Planet Earth and Blue Planet -- and Universal Television Alternative Studio.

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"This incomparable project will employ revolutionary filmmaking technology that will showcase the wonders, secrets and fragilities of the Americas -- Earth's largest landmass and the only one to stretch between both poles -- and reveal extraordinary, untold wildlife stories that deeply connect with millions around the world," NBC said in a press release on Friday.

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