Upcoming BBC 'Planet Earth' sequel series to be shot in 4K UHD

Resolution so high, you'll practically be able to smell the lion's breath.

Published Mon, Feb 22 2016 10:44 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:01 PM CST

BBC's landmark 2006 documentary 'Planet Earth' has been lauded as one of the most stunning natural history programs in recent memory, and its Blu-ray release the highest grossing documentary of all time. 10 years later, the network are producing a follow up series, which will be shot and mastered in 4K UHD in what's sure to be a mesmering experience for audiences - not to mention demo-worthy footage for retailers to sell 4K displays.

Upcoming BBC 'Planet Earth' sequel series to be shot in 4K UHD | TweakTown.com

According to Variety, the upcoming six-part 'Planet Earth II' series will return veteran naturalist Sir Richard Attenborough as the narrator, in a series which Executive Producer Mike Gunton promises to be an "epic scale... truly immersive experience, providing audiences with a unique perspective on the most extraordinary places and animals on our planet."

Unfortunately, producing a series of this scope isn't quick and the new series isn't expected to air until 2019.

NEWS SOURCE:variety.com

Ben joined the TweakTown team in 2008 and has since reviewed 100s of movies. Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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