BBC America’s critically acclaimed and jaw-dropping nature documentary, Planet Earth, is back with an all-new series featuring six brand new episodes, exploring cities, grasslands, deserts, jungles, mountains and islands, plus a behind the scenes look at making II.
It’s in the first episode about remote island habitats that audiences will meet the Buller’s albatross, which breeds on islands around New Zealand. And ET has your first look at the dramatic reunion between one male albatross and his longtime female mating partner as the two come together for the first time in months. Even though mating is a priority, there’s a ritual that must be performed, just like any old couple would do that’s been together for that long.
The Buller’s albatross is just one of many standout animals to be featured on the series. Some future highlights include Pygmy sloths (for Zootopia fans in “Islands”), flamingos (“Mountains”), Shrike larders (“Deserts”), harvest mice (“Grasslands”) and turtle hatchlings (“Cities”). (Honestly, all of it is amazing.)
Planet Earth II will kick off with a simulcast premiere on Feb. 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on BBC America, AMC and SundanceTV. The following episodes will air on BBC America Saturday nights.