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The Planet Earth series, originally produced
10 years ago by the BBC, is over 8 hours of
the world’s badass natural wonders captured
using state-of-art cinematography.
You can still Netflix-binge the original show,
tears rolling down your cheek
while beholding the all-consuming beauty of
terra firma, its exotic inhabitants and the
voice of legend Sir David Attenborough.
It was the most expensive nature
documentary ever commissioned by the BBC,
and it took five years to make.

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Clearly, it was worth the time and money
because Planet Earth II is on its way, and
today the world got a sneak peek.

Based on the trailer released Friday, this is a
sequel that will not let us down. Once again,
it will be shot with the latest and greatest
filmmaking technology — this time in ultra
high definition. Attenborough is back. Most
importantly, the 6-part series will offer
humanity intimate glimpses into the lives of
animals we share this planet with.
The trailer is just 166 seconds, but it’s more
than enough time to rekindle our love for
this pale blue dot we call home. Savor this
bit of cinema because it’s not clear when
Planet Earth II will be released, but it’s
coming soon.