Video: In 2006, Planet Earth was the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC. It was also the first to be filmed in high definition, and it’s one of the things that made HD happen. Now, it’s back, and Attenborough is back, for Planet Earth II.
The series was originally called One Planet back when it was commissioned by the BBC in 2013, but now that it’s close to release — late October and early November is the intended airdate in the UK — the name has been changed to be a little more recognisable. Whatever it’s called, though, this 60-second clip tells you everything you need to know: it’s going to be beautiful.
Apparently shot entirely in 4K, six one-hour episodes will show cities, grasslands, deserts and jungles across the blue planet and the animals that live throughout. And, yes, it’s narrated by Sir David Attenborough, the living legend with seven decades of filmography to his name.
We’re looking into where you’ll be able to watch Planet Earth II in Australia when it’s released — stay tuned. [YouTube]