BBC One has announced that Sir David Attenborough will present a new natural history series called The Green Planet.
The five-part series from BBC Studios Natural History Unit has been described by executive producer Mike Gunton as “Planet Earth for plants!”
The Green Planet will offer an unseen look into the inter-connected and surprising behaviour of the plant world, where unlikely heroes and emotional stories emerge.
Attenborough will discover plants that can outlive civilisations, and others that could cover the Earth in a matter of months with their ferocious breeding patterns.
The series, filmed over two decades using new technological advances, will examine how all animal life, including humans, are totally dependent on plants.
Over the course of the series, Attenborough will travel across the world from the rainforests to the frozen north, from deserts to mountains across the USA, Costa Rica, Croatia and Northern Europe.
David Attenborough commented: “This is a wonderful opportunity to explore a neglected yet truly remarkable part of the natural world. Once again, the innovative approach of the BBC NHU and groundbreaking technology will reveal new and surprising wonders to the BBC One audience.”