Incredible trailer for David Attenborough's new show 'Dynasties' has just been released

Incredible trailer for David Attenborough's new show 'Dynasties' has just been released

David Attenborough is something of a national treasure in the UK.

In the past, he's brought us amazing wildlife series such as Blue Planet, Life on Earth, and Planet Earth, as well as dozens of other TV programmes and commentaries on nature and the wonders of the world around us. Even now, at the ripe old age of 92, it seems that the broadcasting legend still has plenty more to show us.

Today, BBC Earth shared the first trailer for Dynasties: a new show in which Attenborough follows five animal "families", documenting their struggles and successes as they fight to survive in the natural world.

Throughout the series, Attenborough will be tracking the lives of tigers, lions, hunting dogs, emperor penguins and chimpanzees in order to give viewers a glimpse of what family means in the animal kingdom. As with all of Attenborough's work, though, the filmmaker does not sugarcoat any of the gritty realness of the wild - so viewers should watch at their own risk.

According to the BBC, the new series will be "an intense portrayal of the lives of these animals as they unfold, day-by-day, hour-by-hour, where the tiniest incident may end up having a huge consequence on their future.

"Their chances of success depend on their own strength of character, their choices and on luck. But these animals do not operate alone – their success or failure will also hinge on how they work with, or against, their own families."

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The series has reportedly taken four years to make - but it's still not got a confirmed air date.

Still, that hasn't stopped the people behind the production from hyping it up already.

"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," said Executive Producer, Mike Gunton.

"The wonderful David Attenborough will inspire audiences once again when he brings the natural world to life on BBC One with Dynasty," added the BBC’s director of Content, Charlotte Moore, in a statement. "Four years in the making, capturing extraordinary family dynamics and behaviour, I hope these intimate animal dramas will connect with audiences just as Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II did."

lion and baby playing Credit: Pexels

Everyone on Twitter seems pretty excited about the new show, too - but they're a little impatient to hear about the release date.

For now, it looks like we might have to wait a tiiiiiny bit longer for the show to hit our screens, but I'm sure it'll be worth the wait.