BBC Planet Earth II, Narrator David Attenborough says, “Ignore them or neglect them at your peril”

Two lion cubs approximately 10 weeks old in Botswana’s Okavango Delta

The joy, wonder, and drama of the natural world, documentary premieres on three networks simultaneously: BBC America, AMC and Sundance on February 18th, 2017, at 9pm ET, 6pm PT on DirecTV

By Gabrielle Pantera

HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2017/2/18 – “These are eternal stories,” says Planet Earth II narrator Sir David Attenborough. “You ignore them or neglect them at your peril.”


“Young people today are using the new technology in ways I can’t dream of,” says Attenborough. “So I wouldn’t give advice. People talk about going to learn a documentary film. I say don’t come to me. I use yesterday’s equipment. You’ve got to use tomorrow’s equipment. And that equipment, if you’re true to it, will dictate how you deal with it.”

“We have some of the greatest action scenes ever put on filming,” says Planet Earth II music composer Hans Zimmer.  “We have the most emotional, epic, tragic scenes I’ve ever witnessed. You got David Attenborough. For Planet Earth II, I got so excited because I had grown up with his voice in my head. It has always felt to me, and I think it feels like that to everybody like he is just talking to you. All music is trying to do is support that, not get in the way of that.”

“It is extraordinary,” says BBC America president Sarah Barnett. “Epic television that connects viewers to our beautiful, shared world. Filmmaking at the highest level, Planet Earth II entertains while celebrating the planet, its creatures and the universal stories that unite and transcend. We are proud to come together to offer a multi-network simulcast of this awe-inspiring television event.”

Planet Earth II  is a multinational nature documentary series produced as a sequel to Planet Earth, broadcast in 2006. A vivid exploration of the joy, wonder and drama of the natural world. Over three years in the making, encompassing a total of 2089 shooting days across 117 filming trips in 40 different countries.

BBC Planet Earth II has already released internationally. Half of the UK population watched the show when it aired on BBC One late last year. The trailer has been viewed over 50 million times, including more than 14 million from the U.S.

Planet Earth II is an immersive exploration of the islands, mountains, jungles, grasslands, deserts and cities of the world, all captured in stunning ultra-high definition detail. A journey to the four corners of the globe to discover the extreme forces that shape life in each of these iconic landscapes and the remarkable ways animals manage to overcome the challenges of surviving in the wildest places on Earth. From eye-to-eye encounters with incredible creatures to epic journeys through breathtaking wildernesses, experience the wonder of the natural world as never before.

Planet Earth II is a BBC Studios Natural History Unit production in association with BBC America. Produced by Justin Anderson, Ed Charles, Fredi Devas, Chadden Hunter, Emma Napper, and Elizabeth White. Music by Hans Zimmer.

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