planet-earthBBC Earth has announced that Hans Zimmer is composing the music for the upcoming docu-series Planet Earth II. He is composing the show’s theme and main titles.¬†Jasha Klebe who previously scored last year’s Oscar-nominated documentary Winter on Fire¬†and Jacob Shea who is known for his music for the Morgan Freeman-hosted series¬†Through the Wormhole¬†are also involved in scoring the show¬†courtesy of the music production house Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop¬†(Saints & Strangers,¬†Sons of Liberty).¬†The series is narrated by David Attenborough, executive produced by Michael Gunton (Hidden Kingdoms,¬†Life,¬†Africa) and produced by Tom Hugh-Jones (Planet Life). The 6-parter explores the unique characteristics of Earth‚Äôs most iconic habitats and the extraordinary ways animals survive within them. The natural history series was shot over three years with advanced technology. George Fenton scored the original Planet Earth series, which premiered in 2006.¬†Planet Earth II¬†is expected to premiere later this year on BBC One in the UK and on BBC America in the U.S.

  1. Ds says:

    Probably another exquisite score, after Steven Price’s The Hunt last year. People behind these documentaries have very good musical tastes!

  2. SDH says:

    No comments about the new musicians on board but this used to be George Fenton’s territory. I wonder what happened.

  3. Greg says:

    Excited to hear what this up and coming composer Klebe comes up with!