Sir David Attenborough to return with new BBC nature series One Planet, Seven Worlds
The much-loved veteran broadcaster will present One Planet, Seven Worlds
Sir David Attenborough will front a new BBC nature series which focuses on the environmental forces reshaping our planet.
One Planet, Seven Worlds is part of an initiative that the BBC are currently undertaking called Protecting Our Planet, which will see them commission more documentaries that examine the natural environment and mankind's detrimental impact on it. Using sophisticated technology, the series will look at how the characteristics of each continent affects the various wildlife that live there.
As well as working on One Planet, Seven Worlds, the Guardian report that the 92-year-old will also be involved with another BBC nature documentary series, Green Planet, which will 'look at the world from the point of view of plants and highlights the part they play in the global ecosystem.'
In recent months, audiences were gripped by the Attenborough's work on Dynasties. He is also set to lend his voice to Our Planet, a new show coming to Netflix this year. This is anticipated to land in April, while the similar-sounding BBC documentary is expected to arrive at some point in the autumn.
"Plenty of other broadcasters are now following our lead, but we’re determined to keep moving the conversation forwards," Alison Kirkham, the BBC's controller of factual commissioning, said as the Protecting Our Planet season was announced.
"That’s what makes the BBC special: the desire to anticipate and stimulate the national conversation, not motivated by commercial imperatives or what’s in fashion.
"The BBC has a unique commitment to factual programming. I don’t believe any other broadcaster in British television has such an extraordinary breadth of output in factual."