Blue Planet to return for a second series with Sir David Attenborough in 2017
Blue Planet is set to return for a new series on BBC One later this year.
The seminal nature documentary series will return for seven episodes in 2017, accompanied once more by the comforting, familiar tones of Britain’s beloved naturalist Sir David Attenborough.
Blue Planet II will contain footage filmed over four years using the latest in marine technology, including unmanned submarines able to capture footage 1,000 metres below the surface of the Antarctic Ocean.
The new technology will bring newly discovered and never-before-filmed creatures to television screens, including hairy-chested Hoff crabs, snub fin dolphins and tusk fish.
The results include footage of newly discovered and never-before filmed creatures, including hairy-chested Hoff crabs, snub fin dolphins that spit water, and a tool-using tusk fish.
The groundbreaking first series of Blue Planet originally aired in 2001 and won international acclaim by scooping two BAFTAs and two Emmys.
Speaking about Blue Planet II, 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.”
The new series follows the return of Planet Earth last year with Planet Earth II, which also featured the narration of Attenborough. The series was a massive success for the channel, reportedly drawing the largest audiences for a natural history programme in fifteen years.