Sir David Attenborough to narrate second series of BBC's Dynasties
Sir David Attenborough to RETURN as the narrator for second series of BBC hit documentary Dynasties
Sir David Attenborough is returning to narrate the second series of hit nature documentary Dynasties.
The beloved broadcaster, 94, will delve into the existences of an array of animals, including an elephant, cheetah, puma and hyena for the upcoming BBC One series.
Similar to the first series, Dynasties II will follow four animal leaders in their natural worlds – Angelina the matriarch elephant, she-cheetah Kali, Rupestre the puma and hyena clan-leader Suma.
He’s back! Sir David Attenborough is returning to narrate the second series of hit BBC One nature documentary Dynasties
Audiences will be transported across the globe, including to the southern tip of the Andes, plains near Mount Kilimanjaro, and vast wetlands fuelled by the Zambezi River’s flooding.
But dedicated fans will be left on the edge of their seats awaiting the four hour-long episodes, as the series is not set to appear on BBC One until 2022.
Jack Bootle, head of commissioning, science and natural history at the BBC, said: ‘Dynasties II will be a gripping look at the lives of four remarkable wild animals as they struggle to build a family against the odds.
‘With characters you fall in love with, and genuine life-and-death stakes, this will be a series every bit as thrilling as the greatest drama.’
Breathtaking: Dynasties II will follow four animal leaders in their natural worlds – Angelina the matriarch elephant, she-cheetah Kali, Rupestre the puma and hyena clan-leader Suma
While executive producer Mike Gunton added: ‘Being able to tell these stories is a wildlife film-makers dream – and just like in series one, they are going to be a gripping rollercoaster ride.’
But David did not travel to any of the locations to narrate the upcoming series, The Mirror reported.
It comes after he vowed to cut down his abroad filming, telling Radio Times: ‘It’s probably a fact of age, but I was finding my heart was sinking deeper and deeper into my boots every time I walked up into an aircraft and looked down that long line and thought, ‘I’m going to be here for another 24 hours’.’
The naturalist also recently quit Instagram exactly two months after he first signed up, MailOnline exclusively revealed in November.
The broadcaster’s platform, which boasts a staggering 6.2million followers, currently states it is ‘no longer active’ in its biography section.
Habitats: Audiences will be taken across the globe, including to the Andes, plains near Mount Kilimanjaro, and vast wetlands fuelled by the Zambezi River’s flooding (pictured in Dynasties)
David initially joined the social media networking service to warn ‘the world is in trouble’ as part of his lifelong campaign to halt climate change.
A spokesperson for his film, A Life On Our Planet, told MailOnline at the time: ‘Sir David and the filmmakers of A Life On Our Planet had always intended for the account to be a series of special messages over a limited period of time.
‘Primarily, they wanted to use the platform to explain the current problems facing our natural world and the solutions to help us deal with them.
‘While there won’t be any new posts going live, the account will remain open for people to watch Sir David’s videos and read the posts that have been shared since the account was created.
‘Sir David and the filmmakers hope that their messages will inspire others to speak up for nature and take positive action towards creating a sustainable future.’
The presenter shared his reason behind creating his account was to seek new ways of reaching out to people as part of his famous fight against climate change.
Long wait: But fans will be left on the edge of their seats awaiting the four hour-long episodes, as it is not set to appear on BBC One until 2022 (pictured: Meerkat: A Dynasties Special)
Farewell! It comes after the naturalist, 94, also recently quit Instagram exactly two months after he first signed up, MailOnline exclusively revealed in November
In a clip posted under his handle @davidattenborough, he said: ‘Hello my name is David Attenborough and I’ve been appearing on radio and television for the past 60 years but this is my first time on Instagram.
‘I’m making this move and exploring this new way of communication to me because, as we all know, the world is in trouble.
‘Continents are on fire, glaciers are melting, coral reefs are dying, fish are disappearing from our oceans, the list goes on and on.
‘But we know what to do about it, that’s why I’m tackling this new way for me of communication.
‘Over the next few weeks I’ll be recording messages to explain what the problems are and how we can deal with them. Join me or, as we used to say in those early days of radio, stay tuned.’
Candid: Sir David initially joined the social media networking service to warn ‘the world is in trouble’ as part of his lifelong campaign to halt climate change (pictured in Kenya in August)
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