The BBC has revealed David Attenborough’s next must-see nature documentary 2 years ago

The BBC has revealed David Attenborough’s next must-see nature documentary

Dynasties will debut in the autumn

Controversial opinion here, but Sir David Attenborough makes really good nature documentaries.

Attenborough first joined the BBC all the way back in 1952, but it was 1979’s Life On Earth that would really define the masterpieces he would be known for. The thirteen-part series, which attempted to chronicle the history of life on Earth, set a new standard in natural history programming. The Life series would continue with series like Life in the Freezer, The Life of Mammals and Life In Cold Blood.

In more recent years, he has continued to produce spellbinding, magical shows like Planet Earth and Blue Planet – and the sequel to the later was one of 2017’s must-see TV moments.

The combination of Attenborough’s calm, informative narration and the incredible photography of the BBC Natural History Unit is what television was made for, really.

At 92 years old Attenborough is a certified national treasure, and any new show from him should be savoured. So of course, we were very excited to learn that another David Attenborough show is on the way. Dynasties was first announced back in February, but at the Edinburgh TV Festival this week, we finally got some on more information on it.

Executive producer Mike Gunton said that Dynasties is a “landmark” series that will be “even more intense and gripping” than the likes of Blue Planet and Planet Earth.

It sounds like Dynasties will have a tighter focus than those two shows. Each episode will follow the lives of one of the five animals depicted on the poster - lions, hunting dogs, chimpanzees, tigers and emperor penguins – at the “most critical period in their lives”.

In a statement, Gunton continued “After making Planet Earth II, it's very exciting to now have the chance to show another, and I think even more intense and gripping, perspective on the lives of our planet's most impressive yet vulnerable creatures.”

Dynasties will hit our screens in the autumn.