David Attenborough is making another five-part documentary series for the BBC 2 years ago

David Attenborough is making another five-part documentary series for the BBC

The documentary king is back, and this is just one of five new shows he's got in development.

With a plethora of new projects in the pipeline, it's clear that David Attenborough is showing no signs of slowing down and fans of the beloved broadcaster will be delighted to know that he's featuring in a brand new five-part natural history documentary series from Silverback Films.


A Perfect Planet aims to show how the forces of nature - weather, ocean currents, solar energy and volcanoes - drive, shape and support Earth’s great diversity of life. In doing so, the five-part series will reveal how animals are perfectly adapted to whatever the environment throws at them.

The series will be made by the same team that did Our Planet for Netflix last year.

A Perfect Planet is just the latest project that Attenborough has signed on for. By our logic, this will be the fifth nature documentary that he'll be working on - he's set to be involved David Attenborough: A Life On Our PlanetLife In Colour, Extinction: The Facts, and The Green Planet.

Speaking about this new series, Attenborough said: "Oceans, sunlight, weather and volcanoes - together these powerful yet fragile forces allow life to flourish in astonishing diversity. They make Earth truly unique - a perfect planet. Our planet is one in a billion, a world teeming with life. But now, a new dominant force is changing the face of Earth: humans. To preserve our perfect planet we must ensure we become a force for good."


In terms of the official synopsis, the BBC have stated: "Planet Earth is perfect. It orbits at the perfect distance from the sun; it tilts at just the right angle and has a decent sized moon to hold it in place. On top of that, the day-to-day workings of the planet naturally serve to nurture animals and plants. For instance, a global weather system circulates and distributes fresh water to all corners, and a cycle of marine currents delivers nutrients to even the deepest reaches of the ocean. As a result, there is literally no corner of our planet where life can’t be found.

"From the white wolves of Ellesemere Island to bears in Kamchatka, vampire finches of the Galapagos to golden snub-nosed monkeys of China, the series will combine a global view of the planet from space with intimate animal stories from the most spectacular habitats. From the Indian Monsoon to Hawaiian volcanoes, tidal islands of the Bahamas to the extremes of the Arctic winter, A Perfect Planet will take the audience on a stunning visual journey that will change the way we see our home."

A reminder that David Attenborough is 93-years-old. What a man.

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