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Broadcast in 2017, Blue Planet II galvanised a global movement to rid our oceans of single use plastic.

The perception of life in our oceans was revolutionised - from a fish that hunts birds in mid-air, to an octopus that defends itself with an armoury of shells, to the deep sea creature with a see-through head - the series captivated audiences across the planet with stories that defied belief. But this was only the beginning...

Blue Planet III, a 6x60’ series for BBC One and iPlayer from BBC Studios Natural History Unit, will build on this groundbreaking legacy, redefining the realm of possibility in underwater wildlife film-making.

Taking the wonder, immersion, and discovery of the Blue Planet brand to extraordinary new depths, it will reveal brand new and untold stories from magical underwater worlds.

Combining our deeper understanding of the oceans with a whole new generation of camera technology, we can now showcase stunning stories and extraordinary behaviours, previously impossible to film or only recently discovered.

The series will focus on the five major underwater habitats: the Tropical Seas, Temperate Seas, Polar Seas, High Seas and Deep Seas. All unique and home to different species, we will tell dramatic and revelatory tales from beneath the waves.

In our sixth and final episode we meet the scientists in the deep end discovering how our seas are changing - for better and worse - faster than at any other time in human history.

Blue Planet III, a 6x60’ series for BBC One, is made by BBC Studios Natural History Unit. It was commissioned by Jack Bootle, Head of Commissioning, Specialist Factual. The Executive Producer is Mark Brownlow.


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