Perhaps the best news since this absolute trash excuse for a year began is that purest Brit of all, Sir David Attenborough, has a new Planet Earth in the works. To top it off, it will be a musical.
Attenborough (who must be protected at all costs) will be teaming up with rapper Dave for a BBC musical wildlife programme titled Planet Earth: A Celebration.
The programme, which has come about during a time where our spirits are undoubtedly low, has been “designed to lift viewers’ spirits during a time of international uncertainty”. Ain't that the truth.
The programme is set to air on BBC One towards the end of August, but no definitive date has been set as yet. The collaboration between Dave and Attenborough is sure to be a joyful experience. Dave told the BBC: “I’ve always been a fan of powerful natural history documentaries, This is a programme where nature and music come together, so it was only right that I lent my talent, my time, and my attention to this project. It was a pleasure to work alongside Sir David Attenborough and Hans Zimmer.”
The Programme itself will naturally feature a classic Attenborough voiceover, with accompanying music provided by Hans Zimmer, the BBC Concert Orchestra and Dave, who will be on the grand piano, all layered over clips from Planet Earth and The Blue Planet, with Attenborough's new voiceover.
The Planet Earth series have never failed to calm me in some of my worst times. If watching a frog grow from a tadpole caught in a droplet on a leaf doesn't bring you a sense of serenity, I'm unsure what will. Favoured for the soothing voiceover of Attenborough and the almost unrealistically timed clips of nature doing its thing, Planet Earth serves as a constant reminder to many how precious our planet really is, and how along with Attenborough himself, we must do what we can to keep it safe.
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