Later this year, BBC will release the sequel to their astonishing 2001 wildlife series Blue Planet, with David Attenborough returning as narrator.

If you missed the original television series, Blue Planet is a visually stunning show that dives into the our spectacular oceans and the lives of its creatures. It has been hailed as one of the most powerful nature documentaries of all time.


The broadcasting company has just released a five-minute prequel film, soundtracked by esteemed composer Hans Zimmer and the experimental giants of Radiohead. They have reworked the track “Bloom” from Radiohead’s 2011 album The King of Limbs, re-recording the composition with an orchestra and adding new vocals.

“Bloom was inspired by the original Blue Planet series so it’s great to be able to come full circle with the song and reimagine it for this incredible landmark’s sequel,” singer Thom Yorke (Radiohead) said earlier this month. “Hans is a prodigious composer who effortlessly straddles several musical genres so it was liberating for us all to work with such a talent and see how he wove the sound of the series and Bloom together.”

According to the broadcaster, the series will contain footage of never-before-filmed species. 

Blue Planet II does not yet have a premiere date.