How to watch 'Queer Planet' online — live stream the nature doc from anywhere

A male lion mounting another male lion in Queer Planet
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“Everything you were taught as a kid is wrong." So says author and naturalist Bradley Trevor Greive in "Queer Planet", the most eye-catching nature documentary yet. Commissioned for Pride Month and narrated by Broadway star Andrew Rannells, the 90-minute special has courted controversy by conflating human culture with animal behavior.

"Queer Planet" premieres in the U.S. on Thursday, June 6 — and viewers abroad can watch it from anywhere with a VPN.

'Queer Planet': release date, streaming service

"Queer Planet" premieres on Thursday, June 6, 2024.
• U.S. — Watch on Peacock
• Watch anywhere — try NordVPN 100% risk-free

While marquee documentaries have shed light on same-sex relationships and gender-bending behaviors in nature before, none have done so with quite the same fervor as "Queer Planet". 

It's certainly a fresh spin on the format, with Rannells amping his signature tongue-in-cheek, provocative delivery up to 11 for maximum controversy. "The idea of just having two fixed sexes is clearly out of style," he declares in the trailer (below), over shots of male lions getting frisky. "It's only in humans that we have such a stigma about [queerness]," adds Dr Amy Parish, a primatologist.

Also featuring input from ornithologist Dr Martin Stervander, entomologist Dr Tim Cockerill, mycologist Dr Patricia Kaishian, marine biologist Dr Christopher Goatley, evolutionary biologist Dr Dan Edwards, and biologists Dr Christine Wilkinson and Antonia Forster, "Queer Planet" promises to be a wild ride.

Read our guide below for how to watch "Queer Planet" online and from anywhere in the world.

Watch 'Queer Planet' in the U.S.

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Viewers in the U.S. can watch "Queer Planet" exclusively on Peacock. The 90-minute documentary drop on Thursday, June 6

Peacock TV starts at $5.99 a month for a standard membership. But if you'd like the ad-free experience, you’ll want Peacock Premium Plus, which costs $11.99 a month.

For a limited time, however, $19.99 will get you a year's subscription to Peacock Premium – that's $40 less than the regular price. Just used the code STREAMTHEDEAL.

Not only is Peacock one of the best streaming services, but it's available on most of the best streaming devices.

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Peacock is the home of the vast NBCUniversal library, including every episode of The Office (here's our in-depth list of the best Peacock shows to watch). Subscribers can also watch live NFL and EPL action, and episodes of current NBC series.

How to watch 'Queer Planet' from anywhere

Away from home at the moment and blocked from watching the documentary on your usual subscription?

You can still watch "Queer Planet" thanks to the wonders of a VPN (Virtual Private Network). The software allows your devices to appear to be back in your home country regardless of where in the world you are. So ideal for viewers away on vacation or on business. Our favorite is NordVPN. It's the best on the market:

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There's a good reason you've heard of NordVPN. We specialize in testing and reviewing VPN services and NordVPN is the one we rate best. It's outstanding at unblocking streaming services, it's fast and it has top-level security features too. With over 5,000 servers, across 60 countries, and at a great price too, it's easy to recommend.

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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, NordVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance, if you're in the U.K. and want to view a U.S. service, you'd select U.S. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Fire up your website or streaming service of choice and tune in.

Can you watch 'Queer Planet' in the U.K., Australia or Canada?

Unfortunately, "Queer Planet" is exclusive to the U.S. at the time of writing, and there's no word yet on when it will be available to watch in the U.K., Australia, Canada and beyond.

For now, anybody currently abroad from the U.S. can use one of the best VPN services to access their usual streaming service. We recommend NordVPN

'Queer Planet' trailer

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance journalist and copywriter based in the UK. He’s written about technology, sport and politics for a wide range of publications including TechRadar, What Hi-Fi?, The Independent, Trusted Reviews, and Newsweek. These days, he focuses mainly on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: live TV and penny-pinching. When he's not attending a top-flight English soccer match, you can find him perfecting his table tennis skills.