Stunning prequel trailer for forthcoming series premieres simultaneously to 100,000 festival goers on all Worthy Farm site screens and globally in almost 50 countries and
on social and digital platforms
Seven Worlds, One Planet trailer can be viewed here:
June 30, 2019 - To celebrate Glastonbury going single-use plastic free for the first time in its 49-year history, inspired by the continued Blue Planet II effect, BBC Studios joined forces with festival organizers to celebrate the amazing work of its iconic Natural History Unit and globally launch its next blockbuster Seven Worlds, One Planet, coming soon to BBC AMERICA.
And in a surprise appearance in front of his biggest ever live audience, the show’s narrator, Sir David Attenborough, took to the legendary Pyramid stage to introduce the world premiere of the new series’ curtain-raising prequel. Sir David also revealed that the extended trailer features a tantalising collaboration between enigmatic Australian performer/songwriter Sia and legendary composer Hans Zimmer, who join forces on the original song ‘Out There’, that accompanies the prequel.
Throughout the final day of Glastonbury, festival-goers have been immersed in the natural world with clips in between performances as well as a three-minute piece of footage celebrating the diversity of life on planet earth. The Worthy Farm faithful were also treated to a breath-taking natural soundscape set to ambient oceanic footage celebrating diversity in our oceans before the Seven Worlds, One Planet world exclusive.
BBC Radio 1 also gave the song Out There its global radio debut on the Dev and Alice Show at the same time as the prequel played out to the Glastonbury attendees.
The song, inspired by the BBC’s Attenborough-fronted Planet Earth II series, was composed by Sia, Christopher Braide and Hans Zimmer, produced by Russell Emanuel, and arranged by Andrew Christie for Bleeding Fingers Music.
Sir David Attenborough, commented on the upcoming series by saying: “Seven Worlds, One Planet will resonate with audiences worldwide. We all belong to a continent after all, we all share planet earth. I am delighted to introduce the latest work from BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit.”
Sia commented: “I was honoured to be asked to collaborate with Hans Zimmer for Seven Worlds, One Planet. The work this programme - and the Planet Earth series - does on behalf of our planet is essential and I’m proud to be a part of it.”