Planet Earth II - The Planet's Wilder Side

We know that if something is narrated by David Attenborough, it's going to be special. And to make it even more of a go-see, the original score is produced by award-winning Hans Zimmer who gave us the score to Lion King, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Inception to name a few. BBC used the latest filming technologies to get up close and personal to these creatures we seldom see or think about as being part of this eco-system on Earth.

The shots are incredible. The camera gets up close to the animals. Whether it's birds, a monkey jumping from one branch to the next in a dense forest or the battles between two males just shows how much more there is to see in this natural kingdom and how new technologies can make it possible. 

It's been a decade since the first Planet Earth series was released. It was the first nature documentary shot in HD with a price tag of $25 million USD to produce, the most expensive ever. You can watch the series and experience the natural world in all it's majestic glory on Netflix

The Planet Earth II series took four years to produce. It's shot in ultra-HD 4K, and we now have in-camera stabilization and aerial drone capabilities to get perspectives which wasn't possible before. The series will consist of six one-hour episodes and explore real and urban terrain, and is set to be released in November this year.

Mark Gunton, Executive Producer of Planet Earth II confirms it "will be a truly immersive experience, providing audiences with a unique perspective on the most extraordinary places and animals on our planet.”


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I literally lost count of how many times I've already watched this trailed since I discovered it last night, and every time I get shivers. Can't wait to watch the entire 6 hours.

wow beautiful can't wait for it to air

Such a rare sense of wonder.


Really looking forward to it. Why does the article say "National Geographic"? The Production companies listed the BBC, a French and a German TV station. The style of Planet Earth seems to differ greatly from the recent NG productions I saw.

Beyond the actual series, I can't wait for the making of!