Did Blue Planet II blow your mind? Or was it Planet Earth that changed your life? We know how special our shows are to so many of you and this is why we’re thrilled to announce that we have five more incredible Planet series in the works:
One Planet: Seven Worlds
Frozen Planet II
Planet Earth III
To celebrate, tell us which title your most looking forward to seeing and share your favourite moments from the BBC’s Planet series using the hashtag #LovePlanet
Since the launch of Planet Earth in 2006, BBC Planet titles have become a global phenomenon, and over a billion people have watched Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II in the last 3 years.
This new five-strong slate is expected to involve over 10,000 days of filming across over 120 countries and will deliver ‘Event TV’ at its most magical and impactful, providing audiences with unmissable drama, pioneering discoveries and stunning spectacles that will change our relationship with the planet.
Read more about the shows below and in the meantime, why not revisit your favourite planet titles while you wait - Planet Earth, Planet Earth II, Frozen Planet, Blue Planet and Blue Planet II.
Millions of years ago incredible forces ripped apart the Earth’s crust creating seven extraordinary continents. One Planet: Seven Worlds, presented by Sir David Attenborough, will reveal how each distinct continent has shaped the unique animal life found there. This series will feature remarkable, new animal behaviour from all the continents including the baking plains of Africa and the frozen waters off Antarctica. In Asia, the biggest of all continents, we will showcase life at the extremes, whilst in Europe we will reveal surprising wildlife dramas hidden right alongside us.
The series will celebrate the diversity of life on each of these continents, but also the many challenges faced by animals in a modern world dominated by humanity.By telling unknown, unseen and unexpected wildlife stories, we will uncover the fundamental truth about what makes each one of our seven worlds unique.
Planet Earth is perfect. It orbits at the perfect distance from the sun; it tilts at just the right angle and has a decent sized moon to hold it in place. On top of that, the day-to-day workings of the planet naturally serve to nurture animals and plants.
This five part series will show how the forces of nature - weather, ocean currents, solar energy and volcanoes – drive, shape and support Earth’s great diversity of life. In doing so, it will reveal how animals are perfectly adapted to whatever the environment throws at them.
10 years after Frozen Planet, Frozen Planet II tells the complete story of the entire frozen quarter of our planet that’s locked in ice and blanketed in snow. From the frozen ocean of the Arctic, to the snowy forests and great plains of the far north, from the high-altitude peaks of our mountains to the ice-locked south of Antarctica. These are the last true wildernesses – so challenging for survival, that only a heroic cast of animals can live here.
Today they are united by a new threat. As temperatures rise at an unprecedented rate, our frozen planet is literally vanishing before our eyes. What will be the true impact on humans and wildlife? In this series we will follow the heroic scientists, braving some of the most dangerous places on earth, in a bid to find the answers.
Green Planet will be the first immersive portrayal of an unseen, inter-connected world, full of remarkable new behaviour, emotional stories and surprising heroes in the plant world. This is Planet Earth from the perspective of plants.
We discover that plants are as aggressive, competitive and dramatic as animals - locked in desperate battles for food, for light, to reproduce and to scatter their young. They are social, they can plan, they can count, they can remember. Expect new developments in robotics, moving time-lapse, super-detail thermal cameras and ultra-high-speed to travel beyond the power of the human eye and make visible the amazing, hidden life of the green planet.
Planet Earth III, the third in a trilogy, is a brand new series for 2022 – set to be the most ambitious natural history landmark ever undertaken by the BBC. Combining the awe and wonder of the original Planet Earth, the new science and discoveries of Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II, and the immersive character-led storytelling of Dynasties, the series will take the ‘Planet Earth’ experience to new heights.
Planet Earth III will reflect on the new realities of the natural world. It will not only reveal the greatest wonders of life on Earth, but will also show the new challenges faced in the 21st Century by the animals and plants with which we share on our increasingly fragile planet.