The BBC has today revealed that it currently filming a sequel Planet Earth, which will be titled Planet Earth II and will once again be narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
However the BBC will be making some changes to the format of its most successful nature documentary series, filming the documentary entirely in 4K Ultra HD.
It will still focus on the wild diversity of nature on Earth, and will be set out into a six-part series, however with the move to 4K comes some challenges that the BBC will face by using new technology, including drones, remote recording and camera stabilisation techniques that were not available to them when the filmed the first series.
Charlotte Moore, controller of TV channels and iPlayer at the BBC explains more:
“A decade on from Sir David Attenborough’s Planet Earth, this new series promises to be an extraordinary experience for our audience.”
“Filmed over three years across the globe with all the very latest technology, the series uncovers stories about the natural world we have simply never been able to witness before.”
We don’t yet know when the documentary will be available to watch, or if this indicates that the BBC plans to launch a 4K service later this year, but it could certainly point to that, especially since Sky already plans to broadcast 4K channels on their Q service at some point this year.
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