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'Penguin Town' on Netflix: Air time, how to livestream Patton Oswalt's docuseries

Netflix 'Penguin Town' tells the story of African penguins that flock to the streets of Simon Town in South Africa and nest
UPDATED JUN 15, 2021
A still from 'Penguin Town' (Netflix)
A still from 'Penguin Town' (Netflix)

Not all penguins like the cold! If you think, we are insane for saying that then think again because Netflix is surely going to change your view on the aquatic birds. A new documentary titled ‘Penguin Town’ follows the extraordinary journey of African penguins as they make their way to the picturesque seaside resort in South Africa to mate and nest.

The penguins flock to the streets of Africa and raise their young ones while mingling with the people visiting the beach.


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Apart from addressing the problems, ‘Penguin Town’ also focuses on the positive side and shows how penguins are bringing fun to that area.

Here’s everything we know about ‘Penguin Town’.

A still from 'Penguin Town' (Netflix)

Air time

The eight-part docuseries will be premiering exclusively on Netflix on Wednesday, June 16, at 3 am ET.

How to live stream

People can subscribe to Netflix directly and see the series by taking a free trial. On the other hand, they can also take premium plans provided by Netflix.


The official synopsis reads, “Every summer, these tuxedoed birds vie for prime real estate on the sandy shores of Simon’s Town, south of Cape Town, and stir things up. While humans apply sunblock and wax their surfboards, these endangered little guys, who have adapted to heat and can travel long distances, are causing traffic jams in the streets and bringing mayhem to this tropical paradise. Their mission: find a mate, make babies and not go extinct!”


The docuseries will be narrated by Patton Oswalt who is known for playing Spence Olchin in ‘The King of Queens’ and Eric Koenig on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Apart from Patton, the show will also feature exclusive interviews from the locals of Simon Town.


The show is being created by Netflix and Oswalt serves as an executive producer on the docuseries.


The trailer sees African Penguins flocking the streets of Simon Town and causing traffic jams as they head to the beach. In one of the scenes, a little penguin can be seen playing with a dog while the couples try to take care of their young ones.

You can watch the trailer here.


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