The BBC is showing us just how big Earth is as the channel prepares to take a dip in the seven seas for a brand new series of Blue Planet. Sure to cash in on the success of the nautical documentary, Blue Planet is back…with a twist.
First airing in 2001, The Blue Planet took David Attenborough out into the ocean to explore what lurks beneath. The eight-part series was described as “the first ever comprehensive series on the natural history of the world’s oceans” and was unsurprisingly popular.
After The Blue Planet toured with its own concert, a long-awaited sequel finally aired in 2017. It looks like Blue Planet II was popular enough to lead to a third series.
Posting on Twitter, the BBC wrote, “Four live episodes. Three different locations. One incredible week. In an exciting week of programmes, #BluePlanetLive will celebrate marine life around the globe to explore the health of our oceans. Starts Sunday 24th March at 8pm on @BBCOne and @BBCiPlayer.” The new series is mixing things up with live episodes.
The trailer is only short, but promises plenty of action. “At this crucial time for our oceans, we dive deeper than ever before,” reveals the footage. “Be there when it happens.”
Sadly, it doesn’t look like the legend that is Attenborough will be back for Blue Planet Live. The BBC reports that the show will be presented by Liz Bonnin, Chris Packham and Steve Backshall.
Excitingly, Blue Planet Live will visit the unknown territory called ‘The Deep’ for the first time ever on our TV screens. Blue Planet Live is also set to revisit locations and animals that we’ve seen in the previous shows.
Whether you’re partial to a bit of Planet Earth, Frozen Planet, or Dynasties, the BBC has some of the best nature documentaries around.
Even if the 92-year-old won’t be adding his soothing tones to the underwater adventure, Blue Planet fans can still expect to see more action than James Wan’s Aquaman. Blue Planet Live starts on Sunday, 24th March at 8pm.
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