The GOAT has a name and it’s Sir David Attenborough, who has reunited with the BBC Studios Natural History Unit for Planet Earth III.
“Planet Earth wouldn’t be Planet Earth without David, so I’m delighted he is presenting the third series,” said Executive Producer Mike Gunton.
“As ever, he has brought his huge enthusiasm and wisdom, has been encouraging about our new perspective and has, I know, really enjoyed seeing the extraordinary new wonders brought to the screen.”
Gunton added: “The opening of the series with David was filmed in the beautiful British countryside in exactly the location where Charles Darwin used to walk whilst thinking over his Earth-shaking ideas about evolution.”
“It seemed the perfect place for David to introduce Planet Earth III and remind us of both the wonders and the fragility of our planet… and for him, of course, the sun shined under blue skies one of the only days it did all summer!”
Hans Zimmer has also returned to score the affair alongside Jacob Shea and Sara Barone; the composing legend having recently collaborated with Sir David for Apple TV+’s Prehistoric Planet.
The reputation of Planet Earth I and Planet Earth II requires no further explanation. Aside from the Primetime Emmy Awards and universal critical acclaim, they’re widely acknowledged to be among the best nature documentaries of all time (as well as ranking #2 and #3 on IMDB’s Top 250 TV Shows of All Time).
BBC Studios Natural History Unit’s Planet Earth III, co-produced by BBC America and The Open University, represents the third and final instalment of the award-winning nature docuseries — which has begun airing on Channel 9 and streaming via the Aussie network’s 9Now platform.