New York – February 19, 2019 – Academy Award®-winner Hans Zimmer and Bleeding Fingers Music will compose the theme and score respectively for BBC AMERICA’s upcoming seven-part landmark nature docu-series One Planet: Seven Worlds.
Set to air on BBCA in 2020, One Planet: Seven Worlds has gone further than any other BBC series to capture the spectacular, unseen and unexpected stories of Earth’s seven Continents. As previously announced, the series will be narrated by Emmy®-winning broadcaster Sir David Attenborough.
Talking exclusively at the BBC Studios trade event Showcase in Liverpool, Hans Zimmer said “To compose music for yet another ground-breaking BBC natural history show is something we were incredibly excited about, particularly after such wonderful experiences with Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II. It’s very different from previous big landmark series – each episode is a real, tangible place, a place where we live and belong and a place with its own unique feel and distinct character and that’s really exciting from a musical perspective. The character of each continent will be reflected in the music and I think that will resonate with the audience.”
One Planet: Seven Worlds is a BBC Studios Natural History Unit production, co-produced with BBC AMERICA, Tencent Penguin Pictures, ZDF and France Télévisions.
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About BBC AMERICA
BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the critically acclaimed series “Killing Eve” starring Golden Globe® and SAG Award-winner Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer and from Phoebe Waller-Bridge; top-rated phenomenon “Doctor Who” starring Jodie Whittaker; Emmy® and IDA-winning “Planet Earth II” and the producers’ next epic story of our planet, “Dynasties;” Emmy®-winning “Blue Planet II;” acclaimed drama “Luther” starring Golden Globe®-winner Idris Elba; ground-breaking unscripted series “Top Gear;” buzzy and hilarious “The Graham Norton Show;” and the world’s biggest darts championships. A joint venture between AMC Networks and BBC Studios (the commercial arm of the BBC), BBCA’s influential shows such as “Orphan Black” and “Broadchurch,” among many others, have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy® Awards, Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, TCA Awards, Gotham Award and Golden Globes®. Created in 1998, the irrepressible network has garnered one of cable’s most curious, educated and affluent audiences, with many properties boasting super-fan levels of engagement. Get caught up, BBCA offers full episodes On Demand across all major digital platforms, BBC AMERICA app and bbcamerica.com. Find out more by visiting press.bbcamerica.com.
Bleeding Fingers credits for One Planet: Seven Worlds
Theme: Hans Zimmer & Jacob Shea for Bleeding Fingers Music
Original Music: Jacob Shea for Bleeding Fingers Music
Score Producers: Hans Zimmer & Russell Emanuel
Hans Zimmer Biography
Hans Zimmer has scored more than 150 projects across all mediums, which, combined, have grossed more than 28 billion dollars at the worldwide box office. Zimmer has been honored with an Academy Award®, two Golden Globes®, three Grammys®, an American Music Award, and a Tony® Award. Zimmer’s work can currently be heard in Widows, which reteams the composer with director Steve McQueen after previously working together on the critically acclaimed 12 Years A Slave. Zimmer most recently co-scored the critically acclaimed Blade Runner 2049 alongside Benjamin Wallfisch, which earned the pair Grammy, BAFTA and Critics’ Choice nominations for Best Score. Additionally, Zimmer created the score for Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, for which he was nominated for multiple awards including an Academy Award, Grammy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, and Critics’ Choice Award. Other notable scores of Zimmer’s include Gladiator, The Thin Red Line, As Good as It Gets, Rain Man, The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, Thelma and Louise, Black Hawk Down and The Last Samurai. Upcoming projects include X-Men: Dark Phoenix which will be released by Fox June 2019 and a live-action remake of The Lion King, which will be released by Disney in July 2019. Last summer, Zimmer completed a highly successful, critically acclaimed tour across Europe and the U.S.
About Bleeding Fingers
Emmy and BAFTA nominated Bleeding Fingers Music has assembled an exceptional, sonically diverse composer roster, each selected for their unique and complementary skills to create superlative original film and television score. We believe that collaboration breeds innovation and working in an environment where the gifted are empowered to be adventurous, experimental and creatively generous results in extraordinary music.
Our 20 state-of-the-art studios based on Hans Zimmer’s world-renowned campus and our best-in-class production team allow us the ability to produce music at the very highest standard.
Bleeding Fingers has created original music for productions including: Blue Planet Ii (BBC), Planet Earth II (BBC), The Simpsons (Fox), Superfly (Sony Pictures), Princess Diana: In Her Own Words (Nat Geo), Dope (Netflix), Alien Zoo (Dreamscape), Challenger: The Lost Tapes (Nat Geo), American Playboy (Amazon), Roman Empire (Netflix), Barbarians Rising (History), The World Wars (History), Big Cats (Bbc), Snatch (Crackle), The Making Of The Mob (Amc), Savage Kingdom (Nat Geo), Intervention (A&E).
Planet Earth II
Bleeding Fingers first worked with the BBC Studios NHU back in 2016 on Planet Earth II, for which they were nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (original dramatic score). Following the success of the series music, a one-off special Planet Earth II Live in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall was created, which featured breath-taking footage from the highly-acclaimed BBC series. Accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra, the show was conducted by Jessica Cottis, playing the remarkable music by Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea, and Jasha Klebe and hosted from the stage by Mike Gunton, Creative Director of the Natural History Unit and Executive Producer of Planet Earth II.
Blue Planet II
The team then went on to work with the BBC Studios Natural History Unit once again to take part in an incredible collaboration with rock legends Radiohead. Creating the exclusive music track for the ‘Blue Planet II Prequel’, and inspired by the sounds and musical palette of Blue Planet II, Radiohead and Hans Zimmer recorded an orchestrally reimagined version of the Radiohead song Bloom, with Thom Yorke re-recording the vocals. The track was produced by Russell Emanuel of Bleeding Fingers Music.
As well as the prequel, Bleeding Fingers also created an iconic score for the Blue Planet II series, which was nominated by the International Film Music Critics Award for Best Original Score for a Documentary Film as well as a Jerry Goldsmith Award for Best Documentary Score.
The success of the Blue Planet II composition resulted in BBC Studios and FKP Scorpio presenting a 13 date UK & Eire live tour, which brought the wonders and mysteries of the planet’s oceans and wildlife to the UK arena stage, featuring the music of Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea and David Fleming for Bleeding Fingers.