BBC America has announced that the highly anticipated natural history landmark Blue Planet II will be scored by Academy Award-winner Hans Zimmer’s “Bleeding Fingers Music.” The brand new seven-part series comes from the world’s leading BBC Studios Natural History Unit.

Zimmer lent his musical brilliance to the natural history genre for the first time with his acclaimed main title theme and score for Planet Earth II, the most successful nature documentary in the U.K. for fifteen years, and met in the U.S. with a remarkable reception from both audiences and critics. Blue Planet II will bring together the talents of the BBC Studio’s Natural History Unit production with legendary Sir David Attenborough presenting, and Zimmer’s distinct musical genius. Once again Hans Zimmer will compose the theme and score for the series with Bleeding Fingers’ co-composers Jacob Shea and Jasha Klebe.

Hans Zimmer said: “It’s an incredible opportunity and privilege to be working again with the BBC’s Natural History Unit on such a globally important project. It’s a joy to compose to such beautiful, powerful and inspiring picture. Once more the BBC has raised the bar and we intend to rise to the challenge.”

Two decades ago, Blue Planet sought to bring us a series on the Earth’s oceans, the breadth and scale of which had never been seen before. The team have now raised their ambition and returned to work off every continent and across every ocean, in collaboration with scientific communities and pioneering the development of new filming technologies. Now Blue Planet II will immerse audiences in these underwater worlds, which are still the most expansive but least known parts of our planet.

Blue Planet II will be narrated by Sir David Attenborough and is made by BBC Studios Natural History Unit, co-produced with BBC America, WDR and France Télévisions in partnership with The Open University.

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By BBC America