David Attenborough is coming back to TV screens later this year
BBC One has announced its plan to make a new wildlife series presented by Sir David Attenborough following the runaway success of Planet Earth II.
The iconic broadcaster will reunite with the team behind Life Story and Planet Earth II for a brand new series called Dynasty, which will air later this year on BBC One.
Four years in the making, the five-part series will show for the first time what an animal must do to create and maintain a dynasty, and leave the most important legacy in nature.
Each episode follows individual animals – lions, hunting dogs, chimpanzees, tigers and emperor penguins – at the most critical period in their lives.
"The wonderful David Attenborough will inspire audiences once again when he brings the natural world to life on BBC One with Dynasty," said BBC director of content Charlotte Moore.
"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."
Executive producer Mike Gunton added: "After making Planet Earth II it's very exciting to now have the chance to show another, and I think even more intense and gripping, perspective on the lives of our planets most impressive, yet vulnerable creatures."
Dynasty (which is a working title, so don't get too attached) comes from the multi-award-winning BBC Studios' Natural History Unit, co-produced with BBC America and France Télévisions.