The BBC has announced a new wildlife series with Sir David Attenborough and the team behind Planet Earth II. The new series, Dynasty, looks at lions, hunting dogs, chimpanzees, tigers and emperor penguins and examines how they protect their family, territory and dynasty across five episodes.
The focus on animals raising, protecting and defending their families proves that non-human animals are not dissimilar to humans, in ensuring that their young are given the best start in life. This display of emotion an compassion has the potential to lead more people to veganism and influence their views on non-human animals, in a similar way that Blue Planet II influenced people’s decisions on the excessive use of disposable plastic harming sea life.
It follows the success of Blue Planet II, which was the most-watched TV show of 2017. Director of content, Charlotte Moore said: “The wonderful David Attenborough will inspire audiences once again when he brings the natural world to life.” She added that the show would capture “extraordinary family dynamics and behaviour.”
Mike Gunton, the executive producer said: “After making Planet Earth II it’s very exciting to now have the chance to show another, and I think even more intense and gripping, perspective on the lives of our planet’s most impressive, yet vulnerable creatures.”
The show will debut on BBC One later this year, although there is not a confirmed release date yet.