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‘Planet Earth 2’ finally has a premiere date and an awesome new teaser video

Published Oct 26th, 2016 10:30PM EDT
Planet Earth 2 Release Date

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.

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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.

Yoni Heisler Contributing Writer

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large with over 15 years of experience. A life long expert Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW.

When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.