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The first trailer for David Attenborough’s new series has arrived – and it’s brilliant

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It’s official: David Attenborough’s new show looks incredible.

In recent months, David Attenborough has made us sit up and think twice about our plastic consumption thanks to his brilliant series, Blue Planet. Now, the undisputed king of wildlife television and national treasure is coming to our small screens again with a new wildlife series.

In the two-minute trailer for Dynasties, Attenborough introduces us to five different families in the animal kingdom.

“The family is one of the most powerful forces in nature,” Attenborough declares in the clip, revealing that the series will follow particular animals at a “crucial” moment in their existence when “the future of their dynasty hangs in the balance”.

Following five families, we’ll get a great insight into how lions, hunting dogs, chimpanzees, tigers and emperor penguins protect their families as habitats change.

“After making Planet Earth II, it’s very exciting to now have the chance to show another, and I think even more intense and gripping, perspective on the lives of our planet’s most impressive yet vulnerable creatures,” said producer Mike Gunton of the series.

The series follows a family of hunting dogs

The stunning-looking series has followed the families over a three-year period.

“I am not going to go into detail but I can tell you there will be some fairly dark moments and we won’t tidy it up,” said Attenborough.

“This is a new concept and I am privileged to have been asked to write some of the commentary.”

And, just in case you needed another reason to tune in, recent research has found that watching a David Attenborough series has a profound impact on our health. Researchers from both BBC Worldwide and the University of California Berkeley found that watching one of his shows, such as Blue Planet II, make us significantly happier while also reducing our stress and anxiety.

So, if Sir David Attenborough is involved then we’re on board.

Dynasties is expected to air on BBC One later this year.

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