Almost two decades since the original Planet Earth series first redefined natural history filmmaking, Planet Earth III will make its debut on BBC Earth in Asia this October. Presented by Sir David Attenborough, the nature series is the latest instalment of the ground-breaking and award-winning Planet Earth trilogy.
This eight part series follows some of the world’s most amazing species and tells extraordinary stories that are dramatic, thrilling, funny and sometimes heart-breaking, but always full of hope. Featuring never-seen-before animal behaviours, Planet Earth III deep dives into the stories and animal characters which reflect the new challenges that wildlife faces in our modern, crowded world.
Planet Earth III highlights some of the most fantastic locations across Asia including travelling to Gomantong & Sukau in Borneo to spend time with the Oriental Pied Hornbill, to Dauin in The Philippines to see the Frogfish, Raja Ampat in Indonesia to investigate the lives of the Archer Fish and even visit one of the world’s largest natural cave Hang Son Doong in Vietnam.
Locations in Asia include:
- The Maldives
- Raja Ampat Indonesia
- Gobi Desert, Mongolia
- Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
- Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
- Sukkur Region, Pakistan
- West Bengal, India
With over 100 years of storytelling heritage at the BBC, BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit is in a unique position to produce a documentary of this scale and importance. Filmed over the course of over five years, Planet Earth III travels to spectacular unseen landscapes.
Pioneering filmmaking technology like lightweight drones, high-speed cameras and remotely operated deep-sea submersibles transport audiences from the most remote jungles to the deepest oceans, and from the darkest caves to the hottest deserts.
From the makers of Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II, Planet Earth III will also highlight the growing need to preserve and restore nature. We’ve reached a critical point in our planet’s history and the natural world has changed more over the past few decades than ever previously observed in our human history. These changes have been felt across every ecosystem and by the countless creatures that we share this planet with.
In the final episode, viewers will meet some of the dedicated ‘heroes’ across the globe who put their lives on the line to protect the wildlife and the critically important ecosystems of our planet.
The BBC Earth Asia premiere of Planet Earth III is on Sunday, 29 October 2023, at 8:00pm on UnifiTV channel 501, Astro channel 554 and BBC Player.
(Images: BBC Earth)