BBC America Sets ‘Planet Earth III,’ ‘Frozen Planet II’ in Natural History Programming Pact

  • Variety
BBC America will serve up a third installment of its popular “Planet Earth” series in 2022 after setting a five-year extension with BBC Studios for high-end natural history programming.

The deal covers BBC America’s rights to the ambitious “Planet Earth III” production as well as “Frozen Planet II” in 2021 and the David Attenborough-narrated “One Planet: Seven Worlds” in 2020.

“One of the things we’re most proud of at BBC America is that we’ve established the network as the U.S. destination for the very best nature programming on the planet, from the BBC’s award-winning natural history unit,” said Sarah Barnett, president of entertainment networks for AMC Networks. “To bring together audiences for this kind of transcendent event television is a true privilege, we couldn’t be happier to continue to do this for the next five years.”

“Planet Earth III” is planned as eight one-hour episodes. The
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