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Watch the first trailer for David Attenborough’s new BBC nature documentary

Get ready for a whole new series of “unknown, unseen and unexpected wildlife stories”…

Is there anything better than having a whole new nature documentary to look forward to?

Well, how about having five whole new nature documentaries to look forward to…?

If you count yourself a fan of watching incredible shows about the planet we live on, then you’re in luck, as BBC Earth has just shared a sneak peek at not one, but five brand new nature programmes that are set to air over the next few years.

And yes, the incomparable Sir David Attenborough is confirmed to narrate at least one of them.

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David Attenborough at the launch of Netflix’s Our Planet

The BBC shared the short montage of its new shows on Twitter yesterday afternoon, with people taking to the social media site in their thousands to share their excitement at the announcement.

The upcoming shows are One Planet: Seven Worlds, Perfect Planet, Frozen Planet II, Green Planet and Planet Earth III.

The BBC also shared quick explainers for what we can expect from each one.

“One Planet: Seven Worlds is a brand new, ambitious landmark series presented by David Attenborough. By telling unknown, unseen and unexpected wildlife stories, we will uncover the fundamental truth about what makes each one of our seven continents unique,” the BBC wrote on Twitter.

“Perfect Planet will be a unique fusion of blue chip natural history and earth sciences explaining how the living planet operates. The series will show how the forces of nature drive, shape and support Earth’s great diversity of life…

“Frozen Planet II will take audiences back to the wildernesses of the Arctic and Antarctica. Ten years on from the original Frozen Planet, this series tells the complete story of the entire frozen quarter of our planet that’s locked in ice and blanketed in snow.”

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) and British naturalist, documentary maker and broadcaster David Attenborough

David Attenborough in conversation with Prince William at the World Economic Forum last month

“Green Planet will be the first immersive portrayal of an unseen, inter-connected world, full of remarkable new behaviour, emotional stories and surprising heroes in the plant world. This is Planet Earth from the perspective of plants,” the BBC continued.

“Combining the awe and wonder of the original Planet Earth, the new science and discoveries of Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II, and the immersive character-led storytelling of Dynasties, Planet Earth III will take the ‘Planet Earth’ experience to new heights.”

You can watch the first trailer for the shows below:

Plus, we can’t forget Attenborough’s new eight-part Netflix documentary, Our Planet, which is set to air in April 2019. Attenborough himself described the show as taking viewers on “a spectacular journey of discovery showcasing the beauty and fragility of our natural world.”

Excited? Us too.

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