BBC Studios has unveiled a raft of pre-sales for its natural history unit’s new series presented by David Attenborough (pictured), The Green Planet.
The five-part series, produced for BBC and PBS, was coproduced by the Open University, bilibili, ZDF German Television, France Télévisions and NHK. The series has been pre-sold to Nine (Australia), Radio-Canada (Canada), DR (Denmark), ERR (Estonia), LTV (Latvia), LRT (Lithuania), Movistar+ (Spain), TVNZ (New Zealand), NRK (Norway), Friday (Russia), and RTVS (Slovenia). BBC Earth channels across Africa, Asia, MENA, Turkey, Canada, Nordics and Poland will also premiere this season.
The series is the first immersive portrayal of an inter-connected, unseen plant world. The series uses advancements in robotics, moving time-lapse, detailed thermal cameras, deep focus ‘frame-stacking’ and ultra-high-speed to travel beyond the power of the human eye.
“The BBC Studios Natural History Unit sets the standard for natural history television; regarded as leaders in their field for consistently delivering timeless, inspiring and unmissable global event television,” said Louise McNab, BBC Studios’ director of content sales. “The sheer scale and ambition of The Green Planet is incredible; producing previously unseen and unique stories from the plants kingdom, our audiences worldwide will be immersed in a truly unforgettable experience.”
Another natural history series on the BBC Studios slate is Eden: Untamed Planet, a six-part BBC Natural History Unit production for BBC America. The series is presented by Helena Bonham Carter and examines Earth’s last Edens, places isolated from the rest of the world and protected from the most damaging effects of human interference.
Other upcoming natural history series on BBC’s slate include The Mating Game, Serengeti II and Animals with Cameras Series 2.