That new 4K TV of yours will finally get a proper workout this winter thanks to BBC America. The popular “Planet Earth” series will be returning to the network, offering you a chance to view the world in Ultra HD while you are huddled on your couch with tea and blankets.
BBC America will premiering “Planet Earth II,” narrated by Sir David Attenborough, on January 28th on BBC AMERICA. The series will be a continuation of the popular natural history series that debuted back in 2006. Over three years in the making, in 40 different countries, on 117 filming trips and a total of 2089 shooting days, BBCA’s Planet Earth II brings a whole new view of our planet.
Sarah Barnett, President of BBC AMERICA, stated, “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.”
The series was shot using ultra-high definition cameras, so prep for 4K TV for an exploration of the world’s most stunning islands, mountains, jungles, grasslands, deserts and cities.
The network stated, “Journey to the four corners of the globe to discover the extreme forces that shape life in each of these iconic landscapes and the remarkable ways animals manage to overcome the challenges of surviving in the wildest places on Earth.”
Planet Earth II is a BBC Studios Natural History Unit production, co-produced with BBC AMERICA. BBCA’s slate includes Planet Earth II, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Orphan Black, Doctor Who, Top Gear, Class, and upcoming two-night event Undercover.