Legendary Naturalist Sir David Attenborough Presents the Third Part in the Critically-Acclaimed and Multi-Emmy® Award-Winning Planet Earth Series
NEW YORK – October 9, 2023 – On Saturday, November 4 at 8pm ET/PT, BBC AMERICA will premiere the extraordinary and highly-anticipated landmark natural history series Planet Earth III, which will also be available the same day on AMC+. In addition, the network released today the all-new official trailer for the series. Executive produced by Emmy® Award-winner Mike Gunton (Planet Earth II, Dynasties II) and series-produced by Emmy® Award-nominee Matt Brandon (Cities: Nature’s New Wild), renowned naturalist and three-time Emmy® Award-winner Sir David Attenborough (Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Frozen Planet II) presents the eight-episode groundbreaking and cinematic series.
Seven years after the Emmy® and BAFTA® Award-winning Planet Earth II, the eagerly anticipated Planet Earth III will journey across the continents revealing the wonders of our planet. This spellbinding series will feature never before seen behavior, and dive deep into the stories and animal characters which reflect the new challenges that wildlife face in our modern, crowded world. The series will also highlight the growing need to preserve and restore nature. In the final episode, viewers will meet some of the dedicated ‘heroes’ across the globe who put their lives on the line to protect the wildlife and the critically important ecosystems of Planet Earth.
Composers Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea, Sara Barone and Bastille’s Dan Smith collaborated across the Planet Earth III series score. These stunning soundscapes feature Dan Smith’s vocals on the opening title theme song, as well as within all episodes of the series. Their collaborative reworking of Bastille’s hit single Pompeii, entitled Pompeii MMXXIII, features on the series end credits.
Planet Earth III is BBC Studios Natural History Production co-produced with BBC AMERICA, ZDF and France Televisions in partnership with The Open University for BBC. The executive producer is Mike Gunton, and the series producer is Matt Brandon. BBC Studios is handling global distribution.
About BBC AMERICA
BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the Peabody Award-winning series Killing Eve starring Golden Globe® and SAG® Award-winner Sandra Oh and Emmy® Award-winner Jodie Comer. The network is the definitive television home and co-producer of the most iconic natural history series and franchises including Planet Earth, Blue Planet, Dynasties, Eden: Untamed Planet, Frozen Planet and Seven Worlds, One Planet. BBCA transforms every Saturday into Wonderstruck, a weekly destination for wildlife and wonder. A joint venture between AMC Networks and BBC Studios (the commercial arm of the BBC), BBCA’s influential shows such as Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Luther and The Graham Norton Show have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy® Awards, Golden Globes®, Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, NAACP Image Awards, TCA Awards and more. BBC AMERICA is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. Find out more by visiting press.amcnetworks.com. BBCA on social: YouTube – Twitter – Instagram – Facebook – Tumblr
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