If you love the planet, or more specifically, the ocean, you’re in luck, because BBC America has officially greenlit Blue Planet II.
On Sunday, Deadline reported that BBC America has ordered a new seven-part series, as a follow up to their original Blue Planet docuseries, which premiered in 2001.
This installment will be presented by Sir David Attenborough and focus on the world’s oceans. With so much success on the nature docuseries (they just aired the beginning of Planet Earth II last week), it makes sense for BBC America to add another show to its docket.
“I am truly thrilled to be joining this new exploration of the underwater worlds which cover most of our planet, yet are still its least known,” Attenborough said via Deadline.
Blue Planet II will cover everything from polar seas to the Atlantic coastline. It will explore the creatures and oceans they live in all over the world.
The series even plans to dive into a “new world” through the eyes of submersibles going into 1000m Antarctic waters, which has never been done before.
“Like Planet Earth II, this is a remarkable and relevant sequel – this time plunging us into an awe inspiring trip into our planet’s oceans – that will stand out as rare and extraordinary, even in today’s superlative TV landscape,” BBC America President, Sarah Barnett explained.
We can’t wait to see what lives within our oceans, whether it be a beautiful dolphin, a coral reef, or a volcano that hasn’t erupted in centuries!