BBC America has ordered “Blue Planet II,” a new seven-part landmark nature series exploring the world’s oceans presented by Sir David Attenborough. The pickup comes following the premiere of “Planet Earth II” this past Saturday.
The logline: Twenty years ago, a team of wildlife filmmakers from the BBC’s Natural History Unit set out to make a series on the world’s oceans, the breadth and scale of which had never been seen before. Broadcast in 2001, the multi-award-winning The Blue Planet, presented by Sir David Attenborough, cemented the Unit’s peerless reputation for underwater filming.
Now, a generation on, the NHU has returned to these underwater worlds for Blue Planet II, with even more ambitious filming and a fresh cast of extraordinary aquatic animals, spending some 1000 hours filming in every continent and in all of the earth’s oceans to immerse the audience in some of the most expansive but least well know parts of our planet.