Airdate: David Attenborough’s Planet Earth III
Five years in the making, new 8 part series shows how our planet has changed since the first series 17 years ago.
Nine screens David Attenborough’s Planet Earth III premieres next week on Nine.
Journeying to the far reaches of our planet, this eight part series follows some of the world’s most amazing species, telling extraordinary stories that are dramatic, thrilling, funny and sometimes heart-breaking, but always full of hope.
On location near Down House, Charles Darwin’s family home in Kent in England, Sir David said: “In this new series of Planet Earth we travel to the most astonishing wild places, see mysterious creatures, witness rare, spectacular wonders, and reveal breathtaking animal dramas.
“The natural world continues to surprise us, but since Darwin’s time it has changed beyond recognition, being transformed by a powerful force – us. We will see how animals are adapting in extraordinary ways to survive the new challenges they face. At this crucial time in our history, we must now look at the world through a new lens.”
Episode 1 – Coasts
Episode 2 – Ocean
Episode 3 – Deserts and Grasslands
Episode 4 – Freshwater
Episode 5 – Forests
Episode 6 – Extremes
Episode 7 – Human
Episode 8 – Heroes
Filmed over the course of nearly five years, the new series uses pioneering filmmaking technology to reveal the greatest wonders of life on earth. Lightweight drones, high-speed cameras and remotely operated deep-sea submersibles transport viewers to spectacular unseen landscapes, from remote jungle to scorching deserts, and from the darkest caves to the depths of the ocean.
Nearly two decades since the original series of Planet Earth aired, we see how science and technology has advanced, but also how our planet has changed. We’ve reached a critical point in our planet’s history and the natural world has changed more over the past few decades than ever previously observed in our human history. These changes have been felt across every ecosystem and by the countless creatures that we share this planet with.
Updated: 8pm Sunday November 26 on Nine.