The BBC released the extended trailer for Planet Earth II on Friday, and it’s absolutely breathtaking — especially the part with a Grizzly Bear that’s so hyped to be on camera it looks like it’s twerking.
The original, iconic Planet Earth was an 11-part documentary series narrated by the venerable Sir David Attenborough. The original is 10 years old this year, and while it still holds up (it featured some of the sharpest nature footage you could imagine at the time), BBC’s sequel is on a whole new level. This time around, thanks to the wonders of technology, the documentary series is in ultra-HD, so make sure to watch Planet Earth II (and this trailer) on the best screen you can find.
The BBC hasn’t given a release date or any other details about the episodes. All we know is that it will be out by the end of the year, Attenborough will be narrating, there are going to be some amazing ecosystems explored over the course of six hours, and the soundtrack is an original score by Hans Zimmer.
Based on the two trailers out so far, we can expect to see plenty of penguins, lots of reptiles, and quite a few of our primate cousins hanging out or harassing us. There’s also the aforementioned delightful grizzly bear twerking against a tree (OK, it’s probably just scratching an itch) and quite a few scenes of animals in urban areas, like birds of prey in New York City.
In case this new trailer just isn’t enough pro-Earth propaganda for you, or you just can’t wait for the new series, the first Planet Earth is on Netflix.
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