'Planet Earth II' Now Streaming on Netflix in the U.S.

One of the most epic documentary series ever created, BBC Earth’s “Planet Earth II,” is now available to stream on Netflix in the United States. Debuting in November 2016, this six-episode cinematic wonder reflects on our diverse planet and its most fascinating and unusual inhabitants.

Filmed through the efforts of insanely dedicated crews, narrated by David Attenborough, and backed by an original musical score by Hans Zimmer, BBC Earth brought together the most talented people across industries in creating “Planet Earth II.” The series was filmed in the span of four years using cutting-edge camera technologies that did not exist during the creation of the original “Planet Earth.” The result is a one-of-a-kind viewing experience for those that have yet to watch it for the first time. It’s one of the only nature documentaries that I can think of that has close to what would be “spoilers” due to the dramatic, unique scenes that play out in the episodes.

Unfortunately, the episodes playing on Netflix do not include the eye-opening behind-the-scenes segments seen in its original broadcast and feature releases. For now, it may be worth checking out the hard copy versions to watch the additional content.

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Ty Poland's picture

This is really one show where filming is taken to the next level

Joel Cleare's picture

Awesome. Thanks for the info. Im going to watch this with my kidos.

Jorge Garcia's picture

I got a 4K Blu-ray copy for Christmas. If you have a 4K HDR TV, you're in for an amazing visual experience. Never has a nature documentary literally made me say "wow".

Jeff Morris's picture

This show always blows me away. How the hell do they follow a tiny fluttering insect with perfect tracking and focus through thick foliage all while maintaining gorgeous lighting and a purposeful storyline? How do they capture a mating ritual for the first time ever and make it look like the scene was blocked for trained dancers? At this point I don't even bother trying to figure out their methods. I just enjoy it and bask in the awe of both nature and the filmmakers' ingenuity.

Brian Pernicone's picture

Please tell me it's available in 4K?

Ryan Mense's picture

I don't have a 4K television to test it out. People are giving mixed responses on a Reddit post. The confusion might be because it apparently isn't labeled 4K, but when you play an episode the signal is in fact 4K. Again, just what I'm reading though.

Brian Pernicone's picture

I just checked it out - it's in 4K, and it's spectacular.