If you liked the feast for the senses that was Planet Earth II then it’s a fair prediction that this preview for Blue Planet II is going to blow your socks clean into the atmosphere.
This preview for the series (confusingly called the “prequel”) features a collaboration between the composer Hans Zimmer (Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean, Dark Knight) and Radiohead. The song is called “Ocean Bloom” and combined with the voice of the absolute wildlife authority and national treasure David Attenborough, the sound augments the absolutely stunning visuals.
There is an veritable cornucopia of marine life featured in the trailer. Technology has come a long way since the original Blue Planet series aired over a decade ago, and the Blue Planet II team have clearly exploited this. The preview features a camera mounted on an orca. A killer-cam.
The most exciting part? Definitely the hints at another underwater episode. The original introduced us to a weird alien world deep in the Mariana Trench, with all this new technology who knows what they’ll find! Giant shark-eating crabs?! Who knows, it’s the ocean it’s huge, they might find a full-on kraken down there!!!