The first season of the Sir David Attenborough nature documentary Our Planet aired back in 2019, now after four years the second installment will be available on June 14.
Season one had each episode follow a different ecosystem across the globe, this time however season two will focus on the migration patterns of animals across the world.
Season two looks just a stunning as the previous, footage has been shot of creatures in places including Africa, India, China, the Arctic and more.
In an interview with Screen Rant Our Planet producer Huw Cordey discussed how the narrative of the animals stories work, as they gather the incredible footage, he said.
“Sometimes we write storyboards. But animals don’t read scripts, so I have to sometimes have a battle with the teams I’m working with. I want them to tear up the storyboard at the airport, because you do not want to be in the field with a storyboard ticking boxes off. Natural history doesn’t work like that. There could be changes to your original thought process or the behavior may go in a different direction, and you have to be ready to adjust what you’re doing to what’s happening.“
“These animals are not listening. You’re not standing there with a megaphone, telling them what to do. The natural world takes place at its own pace and time, and so while we go with a very clear idea about what we want, the real skill is being able to work with what you’re seeing, and then manipulate your story as you go along. And, of course, a lot is being told in the edit room as well.“
Our Planet II is out this Wednesday June 14, watch the trailer below.