“Planet Earth” was a certified cultural phenomenon when it premiered in 2006, bringing the majestic wonders of nature into living rooms worldwide. Alongside enormous ratings, it was notable for being the most expensive nature documentary of all time, as well as the first to ever be filmed in high-definition. Now the BBC has dropped an extended trailer for the sequel, the appropriately named “Planet Earth II,” which looks just as lush and expansive as the original.
The six episode series boasts marquee names behind the scenes, as David Attenborough is returning to narrate, and Hans Zimmer is one of the composers working on the score. Furthermore, executive producer Mike Gunton has assured viewers that the visuals will far exceed the first season.
“Ten years after ‘Planet Earth’ first brought the wonders of the natural world to viewers in HD, ‘Planet Earth II’ is another game-changer,” he told Variety. “Shot in UHD, the epic scale and ambition of this series is second to none. It will be a truly immersive experience, providing audiences with a unique perspective on the most extraordinary places and animals on our planet.”
Previous to “Planet Earth II,” Disneynature released 2007’s “Earth,” which was a companion film to the first series that reinterpreted many of the same sequences.
No release date has been announced yet for “Planet Earth II.” Watch the trailer below: