Oprah Will Narrate Discovery Channel's 'Life' Series

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Media icon Oprah Winfrey will lend her voice talents to Discovery Channel's upcoming 11-part series, Life.

Set to premiere in March 2010, the series, more than four years in the making, reveals some of the most spectacular, bizarre and fascinating behaviors that living things have devised in order to thrive. Many of these were captured for the first time using the latest in state-of-the-art high-definition filming techniques. From strange creatures, such as the star-nosed mole that hunts underwater using bubbles to smell its prey, to epic spectacles, including millions of fruit bats darkening the Zambian sky, each episode tells stories of survival with drama, humor and suspense.

"We are honored to have Oprah Winfrey tell the story of what is already a visual masterpiece," said John Ford, president and general manager of Discovery Channel, in a statement. "The stories capture your imagination, curiosity and emotion as you see animals and plants up close and personal - each story more amazing. Ms. Winfrey will be the perfect complement to this blue-chip natural history television event."

Winfrey is teaming with Discovery Communications on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, a joint venture service that will succeed Discovery Life network in 2010.