[10/26/16 - 07:01 AM]
BBC America Announces "Planet Earth II" Will Premiere January 28
Over three years in the making, in 40 different countries, on 117 filming trips and a total of 2089 shooting days, BBCA's "Planet Earth II" brings a whole new view of our planet.

[via press release from BBC America]


New York - October 26, 2016 - Planet Earth II, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, will premiere Saturday, January 28 on BBC AMERICA, the US home of the BBC's landmark natural history series. A decade on from the ground breaking natural history series Planet Earth, we're able to go further, get closer and capture behavior and places that would have been impossible 10 years ago. Over three years in the making, in 40 different countries, on 117 filming trips and a total of 2089 shooting days, BBCA's Planet Earth II brings a whole new view of our planet.

Sarah Barnett, President of BBC AMERICA, stated, "Ten years on, Planet Earth II is a startlingly fresh and epic sequel from the world's premiere natural history filmmaking unit at the BBC. This extraordinary show captures our planet in innovative and mind blowing ways - there's an emotional resonance to that which is remarkable to experience. We believe audiences of all ages will feel utter joy watching our stunning natural world unfold in ways we've never before seen."

Captured in stunning Ultra-high definition detail, BBCA's Planet Earth II is an immersive exploration of the islands, mountains, jungles, grasslands, deserts and cities of the world. 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. BBCA's slate includes Planet Earth II, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Orphan Black, Doctor Who, Top Gear, Class, and upcoming two-night event Undercover.

NOTE TO EDITORS: @BBCAMERICA #PlanetEarth2 The Planet Earth II extended trailer has accumulated over 43 million views on social media since its release two weeks ago.

Created in 1998, BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming like the ground-breaking un-scripted series Top Gear, the top-rated science-fiction phenomenon Doctor Who, and the fan-favorite Orphan Black. The influential network has been the launch pad for talent including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, and Graham Norton - all adopted as American pop culture icons. A joint venture between BBC Worldwide (the commercial arm of the BBC) and AMC Networks, BBCA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including five Emmy(R) Awards, five Golden Globes(R) and 12 Peabody Awards. The irrepressible network has garnered one of cable's most curious, educated and affluent audiences, with many properties boasting super-fan levels of engagement. Available on cable and satellite TV, BBC America broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, is available On Demand across all major digital platforms and offers full episodes online at bbcamerica.com.

  [october 2016]  


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