BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit has officially announced that Sir David Attenborough is set to host “Planet Earth III,” marking the third instalment of this renowned and award-winning series.

Mike Gunton Executive 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 III” is an 8-episode series, each lasting 60 minutes, produced by BBC Studios Natural History Unit and created in collaboration with BBC America and The Open University. The Executive Producer for the series is Mike Gunton, and the role of Series Producer is undertaken by Matt Brandon. This project received its commission from Jack Bootle, who serves as the Head of Commissioning for Specialist Factual content. Viewers can anticipate the broadcast of “Planet Earth III” on BBC One later this year.