The gorgeous sequel to the BBC’s groundbreaking wildlife series “Planet Earth” reveals how far nature documentaries have come—and what they lost in the process.
When humans are born, our first tasks include opening our eyes and trusting our instinct to breathe. For iguanas, those first tasks might involve evading death.
This harsh truth has come to light in a new teaser clip for Planet Earth II, the BBC’s upcoming sequel to its legendary documentary series narrated by Sir David Attenborough. It features one of the most amazing documentary shots ever: a hatching iguana dodging death on what appears to be an island full of snakes.
Set the Planet Earth iguana chase to the NFL Primetime music. Feel great about it. pic.twitter.com/Bug0Ej8bu2
— Brian Grubb (@briancgrubb) November 7, 2016
It’s the best thing you will see on the internet today.
As with any Planet Earth installment, myriad questions arise after watching the spectacular scene. To wit: Where is this island full of snakes, and why have we not yet purged it with fire and flame? Why don’t these iguanas just try to live somewhere else? If iguanas must start evading death straight from the cradle, what are we going to do when they decide to unify and revolt against humans? What happens if the iguanas decide to leave the snake island and move to the Hamptons?
For many of us, those are the questions whose answers we hope to never learn. But if you’re dying for more details, you’ll likely have to wait. While Planet Earth II premiered its first episode, “Islands,” over the weekend in the UK, it won’t debut in the US until it hits BBC America on January 28.