Sir David Attenborough to return with new documentary 'Dynasties' this coming Autumn
BBC Earth confirmed the news in a tweet, stating that the Sir David Attenborough-presented documentary will air in Autumn,
Sir David Attenborough, famously known for his narrations for BBC nature documentaries such as 'The Blue Planet,' 'Planet Earth,' and 'Life on Earth,' will be making a return to the small screen with a new must-see documentary.
The new series, called 'Dynasties,' was initially announced in February, but has come back to the attention of the 92-year-old's fans after BBC Earth posted a tweet with the updated details. A new poster for the documentary featuring five animals — a chimpanzee, an Emperor penguin, a lion, a tiger, and a hunting dog — was released with the caption, 'BBC Earth brings you #Dynasties, narrated by Sir David Attenborough. Coming Soon."
The documentary has been described as "even more intense and gripping" than any of Attenborough's previous works, with each of its episode featuring stories from the "most critical period in the lives" of one of the five animals portrayed on the poster.
A statement for the show from the BBC reads, "The odds are stacked against them - our planet is changing at an extraordinary rate and the habitats these animals live in are under increasing pressure, not least from the impact of humanity itself."
'Dynasties' will come from the makers of the network's other popular documentaries such as 'Life Story' and Planet Earth II' and will be "an intense portrayal of the lives of these animals as they unfold, day-by-day, hour-by-hour, where the tiniest incident may end up having a huge consequence on their future."
The description continues, "Their chances of success depend on their own strength of character, their choices and on luck. But these animals do not operate alone - their success or failure will also hinge on how they work with, or against, their own families."
"The wonderful David Attenborough will inspire audiences once again when he brings the natural world to life on BBC One with Dynasty," said Charlotte Moore, the BBC Director of Content. " Four years in the making, capturing extraordinary family dynamics and behavior, I hope these intimate animal dramas will connect with audiences just as 'Blue Planet II' and 'Planet Earth II' did."
Executive producer Mike Gunton similarly stated that 'Dynasties' would be a "landmark" series, adding: "After making 'Planet Earth II,' it's very exciting to now have the chance to show another, and I think even more intense and gripping, perspective on the lives of our planet's most impressive yet vulnerable creatures."
Attenborough, widely considered a national treasure in Britain, is the only person to have won BAFTAs for programmes in each of black and white, color, HD, and 4K. In a 2002 poll, he was named among the 100 Greatest Britons following a UK-wide poll.
He most recently featured as a presenter in 'Blue Planet II,' which premiered in 2017. Unsurprisingly, the series was critically acclaimed and drew in close to 15 million viewers, making it the U.K's highest viewing figure for the year.
It is currently unclear when 'Dynasties' will air, though another BBC Earth tweet confirms that the documentary will air in autumn.