The BBC have announced a third series of the phenomenally successful Planet Earth series.
Planet Earth III is one of right major new BBC nature documentary series coming our way in the next few years.
Fans of luscious widescreen natural vistas overlaid with Sir David’s ineffably calming tones can look forward to Frozen Planet II, One Planet: Seven Worlds, Green Planet, Perfect Planet, Primates, The Mating Game and Earth’s Paradise Islands between now and 2022.
Planet Earth III’s eight hour-long episodes will use the latest technology, including robotic cameras, stabilised rigs and deep submersibles, to take viewers from the highest mountains to the deepest oceans, from the darkest caves to the hottest deserts.
It will not only reveal the greatest wonders of life on Earth, but will also show the new challenges faced in the 21st Century by the animals and plants with which we share our increasingly fragile planet.
2020’s Primates will focus on our closest cousins in the animal kingdom, ranging from from mighty gorillas to tiny lemurs.
A surge in primate research is revealing a new side to these intriguing animals, whilst the latest developments in camera technologies will enable these fascinating animals to be seen in sensational new ways.
Also in 2020, Perfect Planet will show how the raw forces of nature – weather, ocean currents, solar energy and volcanoes – drive, shape and support Earth’s great diversity of life.
A year later The Mating Game covers the whole gamut of mating behaviour – from the wide-ranging oceans to the teeming jungle.
And if you’ve upgraded to an 8K telly by 2021 you’ll be able to see the best in wildlife cinematography in unprecedented detail.
Also in 2021, Frozen Planet II takes a look at the vanishing habitats of Earth’s icy poles. From polar bears to Siberian tigers, snow monkeys and penguins, the six part series introduces us to the denizens of the planets coldest places.
Following on from the success of BBC Two’s acclaimed Earth’s Great Rivers, Earth’s Paradise Islands takes us to Madagascar, Borneo and Hawaii to explore these unique isolated habitats while One Planet, Seven Worlds, will use cutting-edge technology to explore how the characteristics of each continent affect the animals that live there.
Sir David Attenborough will also be appearing in Green Planet, a series that lasts plants in a whole new light.
“They are social – they communicate with each other, they care for their young, they help their weak and injured,” says a BBC statement. “They can plan, they can count, they can remember.
“Plants are the stars of this series but there will also be box-office animals – plants are the arch-manipulators of the natural world. They bend the actions and lives of animals, including ourselves, to their own ends.”
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