Apple TV+ today revealed the trailer for Jane, a new 10-episode mission-driven series for kids and families inspired by the work of world-renowned ethologist and conservationist, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a United Nations Messenger of Peace.
From Emmy Award winner J.J. Johnson (Dino Dana, Endlings, Ghostwriter), Sinking Ship Entertainment and the Jane Goodall Institute, the series premieres globally on Friday, April 14 on Apple TV+.
Ava Louise Murchison (Reacher) stars as Jane Garcia, a nine-year-old budding environmentalist on a quest to save endangered animals.
Using her powerful imagination, she takes her best friends David, played by Mason Blomberg (Shameless), and Greybeard the chimpanzee on epic adventures to help protect wild animals all around the world because, according to her idol Dr. Jane Goodall: “Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help, can they be saved.”
The cast also includes Tamara Almeida (Secrets at the Inn), Dan Abramovici (Wayne), newcomer Jazz Allen and Sam Marra (Stumptown).
The guest stars include Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds), Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (The Mandalorian), Al Rodrigo (Puss in Boots: The Last Wish), and Lucian-River Chauhan (Encounter).
The guest lineup is rounded out by Samantha Walkes (Orphan: First Kill), Brian George (The Neighborhood) and Academy Award nominee Graham Greene (Dances with Wolves).
“I believe that stories have the power to inspire people to action. I am very hopeful that this series will encourage young people, their families and friends to help save animals around the world,” said Dr. Goodall.
Apple Original Series Soundtracks will release the theme song for the series, “One Step Closer,” performed by Leona Lewis, with words and music by Diane Warren on April 7.
From Sinking Ship Entertainment, Jane, a live action/CGI blended series, is created by company partner J.J. Johnson, who executive produced alongside Christin Simms, Blair Powers, Matt Bishop and the Jane Goodall Institute’s Andria Teather.
Jane marks the second Apple Original series produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment, joining acclaimed, Daytime Emmy Award-winning series Ghostwriter.
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