After releasing a tantalizing teaser video for Planet Earth 2 last week, BBC today finally gave us some information regarding when its award-winning documentary series is slated to return. Originally scheduled to air sometime in 2016, it appears that the debut of the highly anticipated series has been pushed back ever so slightly. Now comes word via BBC that Planet Earth 2 will hit our TV screens on January 28 on BBC America.
While the first installment of Planet Earth made waves because it was shot and aired in HD — still something of a novelty back then — Planet Earth 2 is taking things to an entirely new level. Featuring narration from David Attenborough, Planet Earth 2 was filmed with 4K cameras, advanced drones and an assortment of next-gen remote recording equipment.
“The epic scale and ambition of this series is second to none,” series executive producer Mike Gunton explained a few months ago. “It will be a truly immersive experience, providing audiences with a unique perspective on the most extraordinary places and animals on our planet.”
Footage for the documentary was captured over the last three years, and if the first installment is any indication, Planet Earth 2 will be must-see TV. To further get us amped up for the series premiere, frustratingly still three months away, BBC earlier today released a new teaser video to hold us over for the time being.
You can check a trailer for the upcoming 6-part series below.