Planet Earth II coming Feb. 18 on BBC America

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A decade after the groundbreaking natural history series Planet Earth, Planet Earth II, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, will premiere Jan. 28 Feb. 18 on BBC America.

The docuseries was more than three years in the making in “40 different countries, on 117 filming trips and a total of 2089 shooting days.”

“Ten years on, Planet Earth II is a startlingly fresh and epic sequel from the world’s premiere natural history filmmaking unit at the BBC,” said BBC America president Sarah Barnett. “This extraordinary show captures our planet in innovative and mind blowing ways – there’s an emotional resonance to that which is remarkable to experience. We believe audiences of all ages will feel utter joy watching our stunning natural world unfold in ways we’ve never before seen.”

BBC America co-produced Planet Earth II along with the BBC Studios Natural History Unit.

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Captured in stunning Ultra-high definition detail, BBCA’s Planet Earth II is an immersive exploration of the islands, mountains, jungles, grasslands, deserts and cities of the world. Journey to the four corners of the globe to discover the extreme forces that shape life in each of these iconic landscapes and the remarkable ways animals manage to overcome the challenges of surviving in the wildest places on Earth. From eye-to-eye encounters with incredible creatures to epic journeys through breathtaking wildernesses, experience the wonder of the natural world as never before.

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