The BBC has announced details of Sir David Attenborough’s next TV project.
Attenborough will present a new landmark series from BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit, titled The Green Planet.
Described as “Planet Earth from the perspective of plants,” the five-part series will be the first immersive portrayal of an unseen, inter-connected world, full of remarkable new behaviour, emotional stories and surprising heroes in the plant world.
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.”
Executive producer Mike Gunton added: “This series will take viewers into a world beyond their imagination – see things no eye has ever seen. The world of plants is a mind-blowing parallel universe; one that we can now bring to life using a whole range of exciting new camera technology.”
The Green Planet will use the latest technology to bring the plant world to our screens, including new developments in robotics, moving time-lapse, super-detail thermal cameras, deep focus ‘frame-stacking’ and ultra-high-speed to travel beyond the power of the human eye.
The series will see Attenborough travel to the USA, Costa Rica, Croatia and northern Europe, from deserts to mountains, from rainforests to the frozen north.
The Green Planet will air on BBC One in the UK and on PBS in the US in late 2020 or 2021.
The ultimate collection of Sir David Attenborough’s nature DVDs is available on Amazon.