The newly released Planet Earth III trailer provides a first glimpse of Sir David Attenborough’s narration and the emerging themes for the newest instalment of the docuseries.
Beginning in 2006, Plant Earth provides stories from across the globe, focusing on the species that inhabit Earth, and the environments they live in.
The newly released trailer for Planet Earth III features Attenborough’s narration hinting at what’s to come in the eight-part series. Climate change and the human impact on the globe appears to be a theme, with Attenborough stating how the natural world is changing due to “a powerful force… us.” Other promotional material mentions the challenges that we face together, accompanied by video clips of forest fires.
Alongside this more troubling imagery, the series will still feature thrilling and funny stories which always remain “full of hope.”
Like its predecessor Planet Earth II, the main theme for the documentary has been composed by veteran composer Hans Zimmer, this time accompanied by rising star RAYE and Bastille, with a reimagining of Bastille’s 2013 hit Pompeii.
Planet Earth III will begin on BBC One and iPlayer on Sunday 22 October 2023.