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Reworked Version of Coldplay’s Hit “Paradise” Featured On Extended First-Look Trailer For Sir David Attenborough’s Major New Natural History Series, Mammals

Six-Part Series Set to Premiere on BBC AMERICA and AMC+ This Summer

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NEW YORK – March 12, 2024 – BBC AMERICA and BBC Studios Natural History Unit today revealed an extended first-look at the upcoming series Mammals, presented by renowned naturalist and three-time Emmy® Award-winner Sir David Attenborough (Seven Worlds, One Planet, Blue Planet II) and set to premiere on BBC AMERICA and AMC+ this summer.

Overlaying the trailer is a version of Coldplay’s hit song “Paradise,” interwoven with the Mammals score by the composer Thomas Farnon and performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. “Paradise” became an instant classic after its release more than a decade ago, nominated at the Grammys and winning at the MTV Awards in 2012, it is now considered one of the most popular songs from one of the 21st century’s most successful bands.

Blended with the specially composed theme tune for the series by Thomas Farnon, the extended trailer features the new version of “Paradise” with bespoke recording of the orchestra and Chris Martin’s beautiful vocals. The breathtaking visuals in this first-look showcase some of the remarkable creatures we share our planet with, from the weird and wonderfully intriguing star-nosed mole to the majestic hunting tigress. The stunning footage transports the viewer across every major environment as explored in the series from frozen wildernesses, dense jungles, baking deserts, even the dark depths of the open ocean and the skies above our forests.

Coldplay said: “The BBC’s Natural History output has long been a source of joy and wonder to the world and it’s an honour be a part of this stunning new series. It’s a dream come true to assist Sir David Attenborough and his team in their ongoing mission to celebrate the beauty of our planet.”

Composer Thomas Farnon added: “It’s been a huge honour to have written the music for Mammals – the jaw dropping sequences are truly inspiring and have provided the ultimate tapestry for soundpainting. To have collaborated with Coldplay on the trailer has been both a dream of myself and the entire Mammals team from the very beginning. On starting work on the project two years ago and discussing ideas for the trailer, it soon became obvious that their beautiful song “Paradise” would be perfect in combination with the Mammals theme. This series is a celebration of mammals, their ingenuity, their lives and of course their changing environment, nothing resonates with this more than “This could be paradise.””

Roger Webb, Executive Producer said: “To be bringing together the supremely creative talents of Coldplay and Thomas Farnon, the composer behind the Mammals score, to collaborate on the global hit, “Paradise,” is incredible. Then to use footage from the series to create a first look trailer set to their work, is something quite special. I couldn’t think of a better way to launch Sir David Attenborough’s latest BBC Studios Natural History Unit’s 6-part landmark series, Mammals.”

Mammals, a 6 x 60 series made by BBC Studios Natural History Unit and co-produced by BBC AMERICA, ZDF, and France Télévisions. It was commissioned by Jack Bootle, Head of Commissioning, Specialist Factual and Sreya Biswas, Head of Natural History, BBC Commissioning. The Executive Producer is Roger Webb and the Series Producer is Scott Alexander. Mammals will premiere on BBC AMERICA and AMC+ this summer. BBC Studios is handling global distribution.


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  BBCA on social: YouTube Twitter Instagram Facebook Tumblr 

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