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BBC America Unveils Sequel to Landmark Series

Oct 26, 2016  •  Post A Comment

BBC America has taken the wraps off plans for a sequel to the channel’s landmark 2006 documentary series “Planet Earth.”

“Planet Earth II,” narrated by Sir David Attenborough, will premiere Saturday, Jan. 28. BBC America released a stunning trailer for the project, which you can see below.

“A decade on from the groundbreaking natural history series ‘Planet Earth,’ we’re able to go further, get closer and capture behavior and places that would have been impossible 10 years ago,” BBC America says in an announcement. “Over three years in the making, in 40 different countries, on 117 filming trips and a total of 2,089 shooting days, BBCA’s ‘Planet Earth II’ brings a whole new view of our planet.”

Says Sarah Barnett, president of BBC America: “Ten years on, ‘Planet Earth II’ is a startlingly fresh and epic sequel from the world’s premiere natural history filmmaking unit at the BBC. This extraordinary show captures our planet in innovative and mind blowing ways — there’s an emotional resonance to that which is remarkable to experience. We believe audiences of all ages will feel utter joy watching our stunning natural world unfold in ways we’ve never before seen.”

“Planet Earth II” is a BBC Studios Natural History Unit production, co-produced with BBC America.

The announcement adds: “Captured in stunning ultra-high definition detail, BBCA’s ‘Planet Earth II’ is an immersive exploration of the islands, mountains, jungles, grasslands, deserts and cities of the world.”

Here’s the extended trailer for the project …

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