October 24, 2023


Third Part in the Critically-Acclaimed and Multi-Emmy® Award-Winning Planet Earth Series Premieres Saturday, November 4 on BBC AMERICA and AMC+

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The premiere episode of the extraordinary and highly-anticipated landmark natural history series Planet Earth III is now available to view on Additional episodes will be made available on a rolling basis. Premiering on Saturday, November 4 at 8pm ET/PT on BBC AMERICA and also available the same day on AMC+, the series is executive produced by Emmy® Award-winner Mike Gunton (Planet Earth II, Dynasties II) and series-produced by Emmy® Award-nominee Matt Brandon (Cities: Nature’s New Wild), with renowned naturalist and three-time Emmy® Award-winner Sir David Attenborough (Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Frozen Planet II) presenting the groundbreaking and cinematic series.

Across 8 episodes, plus a ‘Making Of’ special, Planet Earth III travels to new, previously unseen locations to explore stunning landscapes and tell extraordinary stories that are dramatic, thrilling, sometimes funny, sometimes heart-breaking, but always full of hope. Each episode showcases new behaviors, pristine environments, and the remarkable strategies that animals have developed to survive. The natural world has changed more over the past few decades than ever before, and this change has been felt right across every ecosystem and by the countless creatures that we share this planet with.

We’ve now reached a critical point in our planet’s history and Planet Earth III features stories and animal characters which reflect the new challenges that wildlife faces in our modern, crowded world. While still retaining the awe, beauty, and warm accessible tone of its predecessors, the series brings a new, important insight into our increasingly fragile natural world by revealing the deep interconnectivity of all life on Earth. The final episode will feature the efforts to protect and preserve the wildlife and the critically important ecosystems of Planet Earth.

Planet Earth III is BBC Studios Natural History Production co-produced with BBC AMERICA, ZDF and France Televisions in partnership with The Open University for BBC. The executive producer is Mike Gunton, and the series producer is Matt Brandon. BBC Studios is handling global distribution.


Episode 1 – “Coasts” – Premieres Saturday, November 4 at 8pm ET/PT on BBC AMERICA and Available on AMC+

Where land and sea collide, this dynamic habitat houses some of the planet’s most surprising stories.

Episode 2 – “Ocean” – Premieres Saturday, November 11 at 8pm ET/PT on BBC AMERICA and Available on AMC+

The largest habitat of all, the open ocean is the ultimate realm of new discovery, housing countless secrets that we are continuing to unlock.

Episode 3 – “Deserts and Grasslands” – Premieres Saturday, November 18 at 8pm ET/PT on BBC AMERICA and Available on AMC+

Conditions in the vast wilderness can change in an instant. To be successful, you need to be able to adapt – quickly.

Episode 4 – “Freshwater” – Premieres Saturday, November 25 at 8pm ET/PT on BBC AMERICA and Available on AMC+

Housing one tenth of all species on the planet, freshwater is a rich and diverse habitat filled with never-ending surprises.

Episode 5 – “Forests” – Premieres Saturday, December 2 at 8pm ET/PT on BBC AMERICA and Available on AMC+

Journey to these secret worlds where lives are entwined in the most unexpected of ways.

Episode 6 – “Extremes” – Premieres Saturday, December 9 at 8pm ET/PT on BBC AMERICA and Available on AMC+

Uncover stories where life exists on a knife edge amongst Earth’s greatest natural wonders.

Episode 7 – “Human” – Premieres Saturday, December 16 at 8pm ET/PT on BBC AMERICA and Available on AMC+

Altering 80% of the land’s surface, there are now over 8 billion people on the planet. They must share this space with a myriad of species.

Episode 8 – “Heroes” – Premieres Saturday, December 23 at 8pm ET/PT on BBC AMERICA and Available on AMC+

We meet some incredible conservation champions on nature’s front line, fighting to preserve the future of our beautiful planet.

Episode 9 – “The Making of Planet Earth III” – Premieres Saturday, December 23 at 9:10pm ET/PT on BBC AMERICA and Available on AMC+

The making of Planet Earth III took over five years as the team traveled to every corner of the planet to capture astounding animal dramas and using the latest technology to film behaviors never seen before.


Additional episodes will be available on on a rolling basis. Please keep a lookout for notification emails from

If you have any questions or would like to arrange EP and/or crew interviews, please contact those listed below. We appreciate your support and coverage of Planet Earth III.



BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the Peabody Award-winning series Killing Eve starring Golden Globe® and SAG® Award-winner Sandra Oh and Emmy® Award-winner Jodie Comer. The network is the definitive television home and co-producer of the most iconic natural history series and franchises including Planet Earth, Blue Planet, Dynasties, Eden: Untamed Planet, Frozen Planet and Seven Worlds, One Planet. BBCA transforms every Saturday into Wonderstruck, a weekly destination for wildlife and wonder.  A joint venture between AMC Networks and BBC Studios (the commercial arm of the BBC), BBCA’s influential shows such as Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Luther and The Graham Norton Show have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy® Awards, Golden Globes®, Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, NAACP Image Awards, TCA Awards and more. BBC AMERICA is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. Find out more by visiting  BBCA on social: YouTubeTwitterInstagramFacebookTumblr

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AMC+ is the company’s new premium streaming bundle featuring an extensive lineup of popular and critically acclaimed original programming from AMC, BBC America, IFC, and SundanceTV and full access to targeted streaming services Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited, which feature content such as A Discovery of Witches, Creepshow, and Boyhood. The service features a continually refreshed library of commercial-free content, with iconic series from the AMC Networks portfolio including Mad Men, Halt & Catch Fire, Hell on Wheels, Turn: Washington’s Spies, Rectify, Portlandia, and series from The Walking Dead Universe, among many others. The service also offers a growing slate of original and exclusive series including Gangs of London, This is Going to Hurt, Dark Winds, and the first two series in a new Anne Rice universe, Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire and Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches. With new movies released every Friday, AMC+ is the newest destination for exclusive film premieres direct from theaters all year long. AMC+ is available in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, South Korea, and Spain and is available in the U.S. through, the AMC+ app, and a number of digital and cable partners.