Attenborough’s Planet Earth sequel trailer released

By AG Staff Writer 12 October 2016
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Exactly 10 years after the original acclaimed nature documentary series Planet Earth, the BBC has released the trailer for its sequel – and it looks breathtaking.

IN 2006, THE BBC’s Planet Earth, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, was the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the British broadcaster.

Five years in the making, the stunning series showcased the diversity of habitats across the Earth, and each episode included a 10-minute short feature offering behind-the-scenes insight into the challenges of filming the series.

The resulting 11 episodes received international critical acclaim – and now, exactly 10 years on, the BBC has released a trailer of the sequel, Planet Earth II (originally called One Planet), which will also be presented and narrated by Sir David Attenborough, who turned 90 this year.

If the breathtaking trailer is anything to go by, the sequel is set to be just as impressive. It was filmed over four years, in over 64 different countries, taking advantage of the leaps and bounds in filming technology since 2006.

Planet Earth II will be broadcast in the UK in October and November 2016, Australian broadcast information is yet to be announced.