World renowned naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough will present Dynasty, a brand new five-part landmark series from the multi-award winning BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit, co-produced with BBC America and France Télévisions, to air later this year on BBC One.
Each episode of Dynasty follows individual animals – lions, hunting dogs, chimpanzees, tigers, and emperor penguins – at the most critical period in their lives. Each is a ruler – a leader of their family, their troop, their pride – each determined to hold on to power and protect their family, their territory and their dynasty.
Charlotte Moore, BBC Director of Content, says: “The wonderful David Attenborough will inspire audiences once again when he brings the natural world to life on BBC One with Dynasty. 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.”
From the team behind Life Story and Planet Earth II, this is 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.
This series will show for the first time what an animal must do to create and maintain a dynasty, and leave the most important legacy in nature.