Will Smith joins National Geographic to explore hidden gems around the globe in the new adventure series coming to Disney+ in December

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Will Smith is taking on the globe in a once in a lifetime adventure.

On Monday, Disney+ released the trailer for Welcome to Earth. The original series by National Geographic will follow the 53-year-old actor as he starts a journey to visit hidden gems around the world.

"I've got a confession to make. I've never climbed a mountain. Never swum in a lake. I was in a cave once," Smith said in the clip. "I'm beginning to think I might be missing something."

He continued, "We think we know our planet but there's still a secret world to be discovered. If you go to the right place, with the right guide, you just might find a portal into it."

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Will Smith releases trailer for new Disney+ show 'Welcome to Earth'
Credit: National Geographic for Disney+/Kyle Christy

Smith will have thrilling experiences with elite explorers, visiting places from volcanoes and deserts to the depths of the ocean and having plenty of "bucket list moments" along the way. 

He will be joined by marine biologist and National Geographic Explorer Diva Amon, polar expeditionist Dwayne Fields, engineer and National Geographic Explorer Albert Lin, National Geographic Photographer Cristina Mittermeier, and mountaineer Erik Weihenmayer.

The six-part series, streaming in December, is produced by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, Protozoa Pictures, Jane Root's Nutopia and Westbrook Studios.

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Smith shared the news of the project on social media, telling his followers that the series was years in the making.

"When @natgeo calls you with a crazy idea, you JUST SAY YES!! Been working on this one for a few years…," he wrote.

Welcome to Earth premieres this December on Disney+.