BBC releases 'Frozen Planet II' first-look trailer with music from Camila Cabello and Hans Zimmer

Sir David Attenborough's Frozen Planet II has a new trailer. (BBC)
Sir David Attenborough's Frozen Planet II has a new trailer. (BBC) (BBC Studios/Alex Board)

BBC One has released a first-look trailer for the long-awaited Frozen Planet II, with a theme tune by Camila Cabello and Hans Zimmer set to get its live debut at the Proms.

Sir David Attenborough's exploration of icy landscapes, their inhabitants and the catastrophic changes they are going through has been four years in the making, and the original Frozen Planet aired 11 years ago.

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Now, the follow up series will show new areas of life and new changes to habitats, looking at the dramatic effects for the whole planet.

Zimmer's score and Cabello's vocals for 'Take Me Back Home' are the first original song ever to be recorded for a BBC natural history documentary and it is due to be performed live at Saturday's Earth Prom, part of the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.

World-renowned composer Hans Zimmer, who has composed the song with his regular collaborators arranger Anže Rozman and producer Russell Emanuel for Bleeding Fingers Music, has previously composed the BAFTA-nominated score to Planet Earth II, and critically-acclaimed music for Blue Planet II.

The two-minute first-look trailer gives viewers a preview of four years of remarkable expeditions by BBC Studios Natural History Unit to all the Earth’s frozen frontiers - the Arctic, Antarctic, Tundra, Boreal Forest and the High Mountains.

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It shows off incredible animals in their natural habitats as never seen before, some of which even join forces to survive in their brutal environments.

Sir David Attenborough has been working on the series for four years. (BBC)
Sir David Attenborough has been working on the series for four years. (BBC) (BBC Studios/Alex Board)

Earlier this year Sir David Attenborough was given the rare honour of a second knighthood, the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael And St George, in recognition of his documentaries and his work to raise awareness about climate change and its effects.

While the 96-year-old still narrates programmes, he recently admitted he is unlikely to travel to distant locations to film for much longer as he does not enjoy flying.

He said: “It’s probably a fact of age, but I was finding my heart was sinking deeper and deeper into my boots every time I walked up into an aircraft and looked down that long line and thought, ‘I’m going to be here for another 24 hours.’"

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