Welcome To Earth: Release Date, Cast, And More

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Will Smith remains one of the biggest movie stars on the planet. However, the actor has been branching out as of late, putting the real him in front of the camera more frequently. Case in point, he's about to star in "Welcome to Earth," a new docuseries making its way to Disney+ later this year that sees the "Independence Day" star traversing the globe for a series of awe-inspiring adventures. And yes, the show takes its name from one of his most famous lines from the 1996 alien invasion flick. We're here to give you all of the need-to-know info so you can be ready to see Smith tackle the world's various wonders.

Here is everything you need to know about "Welcome to Earth."

Welcome to Earth Release Date and Where You Can Watch It

"Welcome to Earth" is set to arrive on Disney+ on December 8, 2021. This is an exclusive Disney+ release, so those who wish to watch it will need to be subscribed to the streaming service in order to do so.

What Is Welcome to Earth?

"Welcome to Earth" is an upcoming six-part documentary series produced by National Geographic. This series is hosted by Will Smith as he explores some of the world's greatest wonders and biggest secrets. It is described as a limited series, so this will likely be a one-and-done project.

Welcome to Earth Showrunner, Crew, and More

Oscar winner Darren Aronofsky ("Black Swan") leads the way as executive producer of the series. He is joined by Jane Root, Ari Handel, Peter Lovering, Will Smith, Terence Carter, James Lassiter, Miguel Melendez, Matt Renner, and Chris L. Kugelman, who are also on board as executive producers. Aronofsky also directed an episode of the series.

Welcome to Earth Cast

Will Smith leads the way, going on real-world adventures in front of the camera throughout the docuseries. Smith is joined by various experts, including marine biologist Diva Amon, polar expeditionist Dwayne Fields, engineer Albert Lin, National Geographic Photographer Cristina Mittermeier, and mountaineer Erik Weihenmayer.

Welcome to Earth Trailer and Synopsis

Disney released a new trailer for "Welcome to Earth" as part of its big Disney+ Day celebration, which you can check out above. We've also included the show's official synopsis below.

It might seem humans have mapped every inch of our planet's surface, but look closer and you'll discover that there is still so much more to uncover — the age of exploration is far from over! WELCOME TO EARTH, a Disney+ original series from National Geographic, follows two-time Academy Award® nominee Will Smith on an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime adventure around the world to explore Earth's greatest wonders and reveal its most hidden secrets. Throughout the six-part limited series produced by visionary Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, Protozoa Pictures, Jane Root's Nutopia and Westbrook Studios, Will is guided by elite explorers on an awe-inspiring journey, getting up close and personal with some of the most thrilling spectacles on the planet — from volcanoes that roar in silence to deserts that move beyond our perception to animal swarms with minds of their own. Combining breathtaking cinematography with Will's boundless curiosity and enthusiasm, the blockbuster series is an exciting, multisensory ride through Earth's most mind-bending portals.