Frozen Planet II
A group of Polar bears feed on a walrus carcass on the shores of Wrangel Island, off the Arctic coast of Russia. In summer, Wrangel hosts a large population of Polar bears, scavenging food along the coast as they wait for the sea ice to return - Frozen Planet II _ Season 2, Episode 6 - Photo Credit: JOHN AITCHISON/BBCA/BBC STUDIOS

Series Frozen Planet II Premieres this Saturday on BBC America and AMC+

Over a decade ago, four-time Emmy®-winning series Frozen Planet gave viewers unprecedented insight into life in the Poles. Now, the highly-anticipated sequel, Frozen Planet II, returns to the Arctic and Antarctic to observe the amazing species that thrive there. But, going further than the first season, it also explores life beyond the Poles – witnessing the wildlife dramas that play out in all the world’s coldest regions: our high mountains, frozen deserts, snowbound forests, and ice-cold oceans. These are the last true wildernesses on earth; places so challenging for survival that only a heroic cast of animals can live here. From polar bears to penguins, Siberian tigers to snow monkeys, each species must overcome unique challenges to survive their extreme environments. Narrated by Emmy®-winning famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough (Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II), Frozen Planet II premieres Saturday, January 28 at 8pm ET/7pm C on BBC AMERICA and AMC+.

Glaciers, such as these in the Nepalese Himalayas are a vital source of water and irrigation for communities living downstream. As they reduce in size, that raises questions about how long this water supply will last – Frozen Planet II _ Season 2, Episode 6 – Photo Credit: Freddie Claire/BBCA/BBC STUDIOS

Frozen Planet II is made by BBC Studios’ world-renowned Natural History Unit, co-produced by BBC AMERICA, Migu Video, ZDF and France Televisions. Mark Brownlow (Eden: Untamed PlanetBlue Planet II) serves as executive producer and Elizabeth White (Planet Earth IIFrozen Planet) serves as series producer. BBC Studios is handling global distribution.


Episode One – “Frozen Worlds” – Premieres Saturday, January 28 at 8pm ET/7pm C on BBCA and AMC+

Journey through our remote frozen worlds and discover the incredible ways in which animals have overcome the challenges of survival.

Episode Two – “Frozen Ocean” – Premieres Saturday, February 4 at 8pm ET/7pm C on BBCA and AMC+

Dive into a world of water and ice to reveal the animals which survive on and under the Arctic Sea.

Episode Three – “Frozen Peaks” – Premieres Saturday, February 11 at 8pm ET/7pm C on BBCA and AMC+

Explore ice worlds born of altitude. Found on every continent, these icy ‘islands in the sky’ pose a range of challenges for the animals who choose to live there.

Episode Four – “Frozen South” – Premieres Saturday, February 18 at 8pm ET/7pm C on BBCA and AMC+

The most extreme frozen world of all – Antarctica. At first glance it may appear lifeless, but miraculously, life finds a way.

Episode Five – “Frozen Lands” – Premieres Saturday, February 25 at 8pm ET/7pm C on BBCA and AMC+

Enter the largest land-habitat on Earth, home to great Boreal forests and the barren tundra where the seasons bring both challenges and opportunities.

Episode Six – “Our Frozen Planet” – Premieres Saturday, March 4 at 8pm ET/7pm C on BBCA and AMC+

These frozen worlds have reached a tipping point – their future hangs in the balance and with it, so does ours.

Episode Seven – “The Making Of Frozen Planet II” – Premieres Saturday, March 4 at 9:25pm ET/8:25pm C on BBCA and AMC+

This episode goes behind the scenes with the production team, revealing the astounding challenges they encountered in sometime dangerous conditions while on location.

Frozen Planet II
Hamish Pritchard, a glaciologist from the British Antarctic Survey poses near Ngozumpa Glacier in the Nepalese Himalayas during a research trip – Frozen Planet II _ Season 2, Episode 6 – Photo Credit: Freddie Claire/BBCA/BBC STUDIOS
Frozen Planet II
Frozen Planet II

Name: Frozen Planet II

Description: Ten years on from the original Frozen Planet, this documentary series takes audiences back to the wildernesses of the Arctic and Antarctica and tells the complete story of the entire frozen quarter of our planet that’s locked in ice and blanketed in snow.

Seasons: 1

Country: United Kingdom

Director(s): Alex Lanchester, Jane Atkins, Orla Doherty, James Reed, Rachel Scott

Writer(s): James Everingham, Adam Lukas, Hans Zimmer

Cinematography: Rolf Steinmann, Peter Cayless, Simon De Glanville, Sam Meyrick, Joris van Alphen, Justin Maguire, Pete McCowen, Jamie McPherson, Mark Payne-Gill

Genre: Documentary

Actor(s): David Attenborough, Jamie McPherson, Bertie Gregory, Mark Brownlow, Hugh Miller, Will Lawson, Justin Maguire

Companies: BBC Studios

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