BBC has released the first trailer prequel for the sequel to the critically acclaimed series ‘Blue Planet’, that premiered on 12 September in 2001 and won a number of Emmy and BAFTA TV awards for its music and cinematography. With executive producer Alastair Fothergill and music composer George Fenton, Sir David Attenborough narrated the series before presenting the next in his ‘Life’ series of programmes, The Life of Mammals (2002), and the same production team created Planet Earth (2006).

Blue Planet II is narrated, once again, by series presenter David Attenborough and set to an exclusive track developed by Hans Zimmer and Radiohead.

This prequel short to the new series features an array of some of the most awe-inspiring shots and highlights from the new series, as well as several exclusive scenes that will not feature in any of the seven episodes which are set for UK broadcast on BBC One later this year.