Watch the stunning trailer for David Attenborough’s Dynasties

Sir David Attenborough is back with a brand new nature documentary, with his latest BBC One beauty going the title of Dynasties. This five-part series will explore “the greatest animals of their kind”, and you can watch the trailer right here.

According to the Beeb’s press bumf when the show was first announced, each episode of Dynasties “follows individual animals – lions, hunting dogs, chimpanzees, tigers, and emperor penguins – at the most critical period in their lives. Each is a ruler – a leader of their family, their troop, their pride – each determined to hold on to power and protect their family, their territory and their dynasty.

“The odds are stacked against them – our planet is changing at an extraordinary rate and the habitats these animals live in are under increasing pressure, not least from the impact of humanity itself.”

Sounds tense, doesn’t it? Here’s that trailer to give you even more of a taste…

Executive producer Mike Gunton, who has previous form with Sir David, says this about the show:

“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.”

We don’t know the release date for Dynasties as of yet, but we’ll be sure to let you know as we hear more.