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First Footage Of Sir David Attenborough's New Series 'Dynasties'

First Footage Of Sir David Attenborough's New Series 'Dynasties'

Today is 'World Animal Day' and what a better way to celebrate than having a first glimpse of Sir David Attenborough's new landmark natural history series Dynasties?

Presented by our favourite national treasure, one of the country's strongest advocates for nature and conservation - the show will follow the true stories of five of the world's most celebrated, yet endangered animals.

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The video begins with Attenborough's iconic voice explaining: "The family is one of the most powerful forces in nature," he goes on to illustrate how the series will reveal the 'most intimate and intense stories of their kind ever told'.

It will bring a bold, new level of real life drama to the natural history genre, revealing the complexities of power, rivalry and tenderness in animal relationships - can you wait? We can't.

The series is hoping to follow in the footsteps of the successful Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II and promises to offer viewers a deeper connection with the natural world.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

There will be a different animal per episode: Emperor penguins in the frozen wastes of Antarctica, chimpanzees on the edge of the Sahara in Senegal, West Africa, lions on the savannas of Kenya's Masai Mara, painted wolves on the floodplains of the great Zambezi river in Zimbabwe and tigers in the jungles of Bandhavgarh, India.

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BBC Studios' Natural History Unit has painstakingly filmed them over four years in a new landmark format as they play politics, fight battles, make alliances, launch take-overs, battle rivals and win family feuds.

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Credit: PA

Dynasties is said to be 'even more intense and gripping' than Attenborough's previous shows - which will take some doing.

Charlotte Moore, BBC Director of Content, says: "The wonderful David Attenborough will inspire audiences once again when he brings the natural world to life on BBC One with Dynasties.

"Four years in the making, capturing extraordinary family dynamics and behaviour, I hope these intimate animal dramas will connect with audiences just as Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II did."

He stated in the video: "To never see a living elephant again is just too appalling."

Extinct is LADbible's campaign to raise awareness and share inspiration about the progress that's being made to help endangered animals.

Featured Image Credit: BBC/Dynasties

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, david attenborough

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]