BBC One is re-teaming with Sir David Attenborough for a new nature programme. The BBC’s flagship channel has ordered The Hunt, a seven episode nature-doc series narrated by Attenborough which aims to explore the dynamic relationship between predators and their prey.
The Hunt will explore in some detail the strategies predators use to catch their prey and those that the prey use to escape, with each episode being based on one of our planet’s key habitats. From open grasslands to dense forests, the arctic to the open ocean, the series will reveal the challenges predators and prey face in these very different worlds.
Many of the episodes will also show rarely seen animal behaviour also feature animals that have rarely been filmed, including the endangered South American marine otters. The seventh and final episode of the series will then take a fresh look at the state of our planet through the eyes of the top predators and the scientists and conservationists who are fighting to protect them.
The Hunt is being produced for BBC One by Silverback Films in association with BBC Worldwide, BBC America and NDR Naturfilm, who are attached to the project as a co-producers. The music for the series will be provided by composer Steven Price. Huw Cordey is the series producer, while Alastair Fothergill is the executive producer. BBC Worldwide will handle global sales.