Planet Earth: A Celebration, the upcoming four-network television event, brings audiences the ultimate musical and wildlife thrill as it highlights eight of the most extraordinary sequences from BBC America’s impactful and Emmy-winning Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II.
The broadcast will feature new narration from Sir David Attenborough. Additionally, award-winning composer Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea and the team at Bleeding Fingers have created new compositions, and have rearranged the original scores for this exciting, joyful and adrenaline-packed journey around the world to some of the most extreme environments, where despite the odds animals manage to survive. The string section of the score is performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra, accompanied by Brit and Mercury Award-winning UK rapper, Dave, who performs on the grand piano. Both the orchestra and Dave were filmed for the program in the Lyndhurst Hall at Air Studios, London.
As part of the celebration, AMC Networks is encouraging viewers to give their support to the following organizations:
Planet Earth: A Celebration airs on Monday, August 31 at 8pm ET across BBC America, AMC, SundanceTV and IFC. The special will premiere on the same day in the U.S., UK and China.