Sir David Attenborough has been confirmed to present the Planet Earth III, the final trilogy of the landmark natural history series.
A new 8 part series made by BBC Studios Natural History Unit, co-produced by BBC America and The Open University will screen in the UK later this year.
Mike Gunton Series Producer said, “Planet Earth wouldn’t be Planet Earth without David, so I’m delighted he is presenting the third series. As ever, he has brought his huge enthusiasm and wisdom, has been encouraging about our new perspective and has, I know, really enjoyed seeing the extraordinary new wonders brought to the screen.
“The opening of the series with David was filmed in the beautiful British countryside in exactly the location where Charles Darwin used to walk whilst thinking-over his Earth-shaking ideas about evolution. It seemed the perfect place for David to introduce Planet Earth III and remind us of both the wonders and the fragility of our planet. ….and for him, of course, the sun shined under blue skies one of the only days it did all summer!”
Planet Earth II screened in Australia on Nine.