Filming is already underway on the upcoming show, with opening footage featuring Attenborough following in the footsteps of Charles Darwin in the British countryside.
Millions of Planet Earth fans will be eager to see the show when it airs later this year. So, when can we expect to see the final visual masterpiece on our screens?
What we know about Planet Earth III
BBC producers have kept relatively tight-lipped about the upcoming series. However, fans can expect stunning visuals, and a unique chance to explore the hidden corners of our natural world.
The show will be narrated by Sir David Attenborough, who at 97 is considered one of the longest-serving broadcasters in the country.
Speaking about the new series, as well as Attenborough’s influence on it, Planet Earth’s executive producer Mike Gunton said: “Planet Earth wouldn’t be Planet Earth without David, so I’m delighted he is presenting the third series. As ever, he has brought his huge enthusiasm and wisdom, has been encouraging about our new perspective and has, I know, really enjoyed seeing the extraordinary new wonders brought to the screen.”
He added: “The opening of the series with David was filmed in the beautiful British countryside in exactly the location where Charles Darwin used to walk whilst thinking over his Earth-shaking ideas about evolution.
“It seemed the perfect place for David to introduce Planet Earth III and remind us of both the wonders and the fragility of our planet... and for him, of course, the sun shined under blue skies one of the only days it did all summer!”
The series is being made by BBC Studios Natural History Unit, and co-produced by BBC America and The Open University
When is Planet Earth III on TV?
Planet Earth III was first commissioned in 2019 but was set back by pandemic delays. Now producers have confirmed that the team is adding the final touches to the last installment of the nature series.
The show will be aired on BBC One later this year, but no exact release date has been confirmed. However, Planet Earth II was released in November 2016, so that might give us a clue.
What we do know for sure is that the last series of Planet Earth will be made up of eight episodes, each of which is one hour long.
Where can I watch the Planet Earth III trailer?
No official trailer has been released for the BBC series yet. However, excited fans should be able to catch a teaser for the show in upcoming months on BBC platforms.
Will Planet Earth III be different from Planet Earth and Planet Earth II?
Planet Earth III will probably be bigger, better, and more visually spectacular than its predecessors. It will also feature more episodes than the earlier seasons.
Now in its final season, Planet Earth has already won four Emmy awards and a Bafta. The show has also worked with Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer, known for his scores on Interstellar and Dune.