“Planet Earth” was one of the most popular nature-docs ever to premiere on television. BBC America is bringing the series back this weekend, with all-new animals, and all new locals for viewers to fall in love with. “Planet Earth II” will be a three-network simulcast event that starts on Saturday, February 18th. Get your 4K UHD TVs ready, because this one is going to be stunningly beautiful. If you need to set a reminder, the event starts at 9/8c. The following five episodes of the season will appear on BBCA on Saturday nights following the premiere.
While our preview of the event left us stunned, you don’t have to take our word for it. BBCA has released teaser-trailers featuring Robert Redford, Tom Hiddleston and Tatiana Maslany, all promoting the video and encouraging viewers to join the event. You can find Maslany’s trailer below, the other trailers can be found on BBCA’s YouTube channel, along with other trailers for “Planet Earth II”.
At the TCA Winter event this year Sarah Barnett, president of BBC AMERICA, and Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, said, “Planet Earth II is extraordinary, epic television that connects viewers to our beautiful, shared world. Filmmaking at the highest level, Planet Earth II entertains while celebrating the planet, its creatures and the universal stories that unite and transcend. We are proud to come together to offer a multi-network simulcast of this awe-inspiring television event.”
The network describes the series stating, “Planet Earth II brings audiences a vivid and unexpected exploration of the joy, wonder and drama of the natural world – a welcome breath as we begin a new year. Over three years in the making and encompassing a total of 2089 shooting days across 117 filming trips in 40 different countries, BBCA’s Planet Earth II has already captivated viewers internationally.” The network added, “Narrated by Sir David Attenborough – Planet Earth II is a jaw dropping landmark event that captures the natural world in ways that would have been impossible a decade ago.”
Captured in ultra-high definition detail, BBCA’s Planet Earth II is an exploration of the islands, mountains, jungles, grasslands, deserts and cities of the world. The network teased the content adding, “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. From eye-to-eye encounters with incredible creatures to epic journeys through breathtaking wildernesses, experience the wonder of the natural world as never before.”
Planet Earth II is a BBC Studios Natural History Unit production, co-produced with BBC AMERICA.