Our Planet II is a new 4-part Netflix series from Silverback Films (released 14 June 2023) - narrated by Sir David Attenborough, the series will unravel the mystery of how and why animals migrate. At any given moment on planet Earth, billions of animals are on the move, through spectacular and innovative cinematography we reveal some of the most dramatic and compelling stories in the natural world.
Each episode represents three months of the Earth’s orbit, highlighting major animal gatherings and events to showcase the mind-boggling diversity of the animal kingdom as well as rare and never-before-seen moments of animal behaviour that will astound even the most avid viewer of nature documentaries. Eye-popping drone shots of stampeding herds crossing vast savannahs mix with revolutionary low-light camera work in the darkest depths of the rainforest; stunning underwater footage shows aquatic creatures swimming in patterns as magnificent as the flocks of birds that soar through our skies.
It follows the phenomenal success of Our Planet which has seen more than 100 million households tune in since its release in April 2019, and has over 570 million viewing hours to-date.
In every corner of our world, at any given moment, billions of animals have someplace important to be. Giant whales, elusive pumas, tiny red crablets, rapacious locusts, elegant cranes – almost every animal migrates, and whether they’re traveling in massive packs or taking long, lonely treks across their territory, these animal groups often intersect in symbiotic ways. They’re driven by instinct, following the sun and patterns carved out by their ancestors over millions of years – and the health of our planet depends on it. But as the climate warms, our ice caps melt, and the impact of humanity spreads into ever more remote regions of the natural world, can these animals adapt to survive?
“THIS SERIES TRACES EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEYS, IN A WORLD THAT IS ITSELF CHANGING FASTER THAN EVER. ONLY NOW ARE WE BEGINNING TO UNDERSTAND THAT ALL LIFE ON EARTH DEPENDS ON THE FREEDOM TO MOVE."
- Sir David Attenborough