NARRATED BY SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH, PLANET EARTH II PREMIERES WINTER 2017 ON BBC AMERICA
New York – September 22, 2016 – Announced today, Academy Award-winner Hans Zimmer’s ‘Bleeding Fingers Music’ has created the score for Planet Earth II, the brand new landmark series from the BBC’s Natural History Unit. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, Planet Earth II premieres on BBC AMERICA in Winter 2017.
Zimmer himself composed the main title theme and produced the remainder of the score with Bleeding Fingers’ composers Jacob Shea and Jasha Klebe.
Hans Zimmer said: “Projects such as Planet Earth II come along once in a lifetime. It is the gold standard of wildlife documentaries and with it comes an enormous creative responsibility. It has been a joy and a privilege to be involved in such a globally important project.”
Mike Gunton, Executive Producer, Planet Earth II, said: “The team and I have been absolutely enthralled by the wonderful music score that Hans, Jacob and Jasha have written for us – it feels so contemporary and cinematic and provides the final, essential ingredient to the series – one that superbly evokes not only the power and drama of the nature but the humor and charm of the natural world.”
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NOTE TO EDITORS
Hans Zimmer has scored more than 100 films, which have, combined, grossed over 22 billion dollars at the worldwide box office. He has been honored with an Academy Award®, two Golden Globes®, three Grammys®, an American Music Award, and a Tony® award. In 2003, ASCAP presented him with the prestigious Henry Mancini Award for lifetime achievement for his impressive and influential body of work. He also received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in December 2010. Some of his most recent works include Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, The Lone Ranger, History Channel’s miniseries The Bible; the Christopher Nolan-directed films Inception, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises; and Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Upcoming titles include Ron Howard’s Rush and Steve McQueen’s Twelve Years a Slave.
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