The wildest places on the planet have always been home to powerful leaders, but this is a story of a new hero — fierce, smart, resilient and … female. “Queens” features matriarchies and female leaders around the world to tell a story of sacrifice and resilience but also of friendship and love. These queens aren’t always kind or gentle, letting nothing come between them and the success and safety of their families. Guided by award-winning actress Angela Bassett’s powerful narration, “Queens” brings the natural world into focus through the female lens for the very first time. Four years in the making and helmed by a female-led production team from around the world — groundbreaking in the natural history space — the seven-part series leverages cutting-edge technology to reveal surprising insights into how females in the natural world rise to power, often relying on cooperation and wisdom over brute strength to get ahead. The final episode of the series celebrates the women who have gone to the ends of the Earth and dedicated their lives to documenting and protecting animal queens. We don’t call her Mother Nature for nothing. All hail … the queens! The music from “Queens” features a vibrant original score composed by Morgan Kibby (former member of M83), a noteworthy array of commercial tracks from emerging global artists to leading female artists — including MIA, Santigold, Sia and more — and an original main title track composed and performed by rising star Alewya.

Winter TCA 2024 Panelists:
Vanessa Berlowitz, Executive Producer
Chloe Sarosh, Showrunner and Writer
Justine Evans, Director of Photography
Faith Musembi, Producer and Director
Erin Ranney, Director of Photography
Morgan Kibby, Composer
Jen Guyton, National Geographic Explorer and Photographer of National Geographic Magazine’s March Cover Story on Hyenas/Queens
Sophie Darlington, Director of Photography

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