Within 30 seconds of watching the trailer for Penguin Town, you can tell a few things.
Firstly, there is going to a great deal of hyperbole.
Secondly, this will be no My Octopus Teacher, but I guess that’s an unfairly high bar to set.
Let’s just try and enjoy this new Netflix series for what it is – a look at the life and times of the African Penguins which call Simon’s Town home.
This from the streaming giant’s write-up:
You’ve never met penguins like these before. Forget ice and snow, this rowdy colony of African penguins are hitting the sun-drenched beaches and breaking all the rules.
Filled with boisterous shenanigans and loads of adorable penguins, this eight-part series from Red Rock Films about the real lives of African penguins brings flipper-flapping fun and drama.
Join the ride … this town is gonna get painted black and white!
Fun fact – they used to be called Jackass Penguins, due to their donkey-like call.
Patton Oswalt will narrate the series, and let’s get our first look:
If it helps bring attention to conservation efforts, then I’ll put up with an American anthropomorphising the penguins.
All eight episodes will be available from June 16.
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