The BBC is finally unveiling its highly-anticipated follow-up to “Planet Earth II” and ET Canada has your exclusive sneak peek.
“Seven Worlds, One Planet”, presented by Sir David Attenborough, premieres Saturday, Jan. 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, with new episodes airing each Saturday on BBC Earth.
Each episode of the series will cover one of the planet’s extraordinary seven continents, with the North America episode set to air Jan. 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
“The dynamic weather and extreme seasons of North America, more than any continent featured in ‘Seven Worlds One Planet’, drive pioneering animals to find ingenious survival strategies,” producer Chadden Hunter told ET Canada. “Canada covers more of the continent than any other country and provided the filmmakers a treasure chest of remarkable stories.”
He continued, “From polar bears hunting beluga whales in Hudson Bay, to black bear cubs seeking seafood on the spectacular coast of British Colombia, to an enigmatic lynx stalking snowshoe hares through the snowy Yukon territory, the episode features as many surprises as it does familiar North American animals.”
Hunter also teased other fascinating subjects in store for viewers during the premiere.
“Other stories in North America include spectacular fire-fly displays which light up the forest skies, along with grey mullets that cruise the coast of Florida, attracting predators from above and below – while swimmers and surfers get a closer view of the feeding frenzy they bargained for!” Hunter says.
“Seven Worlds, One Planet” features footage filmed across 41 country, shot by a crew of 1,500 who captured over 2,000 of the world’s natural beauty on new 8K cameras and drones, along with a score co-composed by Hans Zimmer.