David Attenborough To Narrate A New Series Of 'Blue Planet'

After the resounding success of Planet Earth II, BBC America is commissioning a new season of The Blue Planet. 

According to Deadline, the series which first aired back in 2001 will hope to capture the hearts and minds of fans once again, much like Planet Earth, with Sir David Attenborough returning to narrate the new series.

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Another Attenborough classic back on our screens

While Planet Earth II mostly tackled the wildly varied environments and climates on land, Blue Planet will go beneath the waves to investigate everything that has changed since the first series aired over a decade ago.

Capturing footage of new creatures, landforms and making use of highly advanced technology such as two manned submersibles, viewers will be able to explore Antarctic waters to 1000m for the very first time.

Sir David Attenborough is a welcome return to the new series of 'Blue Planet'. (Photo: BBC)

Sir David Attenborough is a welcome return to the new series of 'Blue Planet'. (Photo: BBC)

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It's thought that the new series will have a similar conversation angle as Planet Earth II. After the particularly emotional episode featuring the baby turtles it's reassuring to see that the show and its creators are willing to pitch in and support conservation efforts.

Speaking about the project Sir Attenborough said:

 

“I am truly thrilled to be joining this new exploration of the underwater worlds which cover most of our planet, yet are still its least known”.

 

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Currently Blue Planet II is slated for a Autumn 2017 release.

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By Kate Lismore, published on 20/02/2017

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