Get ready for some cooked binge watching, BBC has announced Blue Planet II will broadcast later this year on BBC One – presented by everyone’s favourite Sir David Attenborough.
The seven-part series will explore the latest frontiers of scientific discovery, from icy-white polar seas to vibrant blues of the coral atolls, from the storm-tossed green Atlantic coastline to the black depths of the alien deep.
Viewers will encounter surprising new landscapes such as methane volcanoes, which erupt in the Gulf of Mexico, and the so-called “Boiling Sea” phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean. And by taking two manned submersibles to explore the Antarctic deep at 1000m for the very first time, the series will bring a “new world” to the audience.
“I am truly thrilled to be joining this new exploration of the underwater worlds which cover most of our planet, yet are still its least known,” said David Attenborough.
Attenborough’s original Blue Planet was first broadcast in 2001.