Planet Earth II proved to be one of last year’s biggest TV success stories – delighting and astonishing viewers with never-before-seen footage of wildlife and breathtaking locations around the world.
In fact, we loved the show so much that we became emotionally invested in the series finale, and patted ourselves on the back when it turned out that watching the series had unexpected health benefits.
Now, fans of the phenomenally popular nature documentary are getting ready for a reboot of its underwater sister series, Blue Planet II, which will arrive on our screens later this year. The series is a sequel to Blue Planet, a David Attenborough documentary which was first shown on the BBC 16 years ago.
The newly released trailer, marketed as a ‘prequel’ to the forthcoming series, features five whole minutes of stunning underwater and coastal footage, as well as an atmospheric soundtrack created by Radiohead and Hans Zimmer.
According to the BBC, there are some exclusive scenes in the prequel that will not be included in upcoming episodes, and the series itself will contain footage of never-before-filmed species, including a type of crab nicknamed the "Hoff crab" after David Hasselhoff because of its hairy chest.
David Attenborough will be back to narrate the new series, which is yet to receive an official premiere date.
For now, we’re soothing our anxiety and boosting our happiness levels with ‘the vastness of the big blue’ as depicted by the breathtakingly beautiful trailer.
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