The BBC have offered a breathtaking new glimpse of forthcoming nature documentary Blue Planet II.
And if the footage is anything to go by, it promises to be as bold and staggering as the original series.
Or indeed the critically acclaimed Planet Earth II.
The minute-long preview features dazzling shots of orcas, frolicking dolphins and bioluminescent creatures of the deep, all supported by the music of Hans Zimmer.
Watch the trailer:
A six-minute prequel was originally released last month, soundtracked by the German composer and English rock band Radiohead.
Sir David Attenborough, aged 91, is set to narrate the documentary – 16 years after the release of its predecessor.
“I am truly thrilled to be joining this new exploration of the underwater worlds which cover most of our planet, yet are still its least known,” he said.
‘The oceans are the most exciting place to be right now’
The documentary is set to focus on an array of never-seen-before creatures and their behaviours, including the hairy-chested Hoff Crab and snub fin dolphins, who catch their prey through the use of a spitting technique.
The show will also focus on climate change and its effect on the ocean habitat.
Following the project’s announcement earlier this year, executive producer James Honeyborne claimed the series has some bold goals.
“The Oceans are the most exciting place to be right now, because new scientific discoveries have given us a new perspective of life beneath the waves.
“Blue Planet II is taking its cue from these breakthroughs, unveiling unbelievable new places, extraordinary new behaviours and remarkable new creatures.
“Showing a contemporary portrait of marine life, it will provide a timely reminder that this is a critical moment for the health of the world’s oceans.”
Blue Planet 2 starts Sunday October 29 at 8pm on BBC One.
Read i‘s interview with music producer Russell Emmanuel about the making of the soundtrack this coming Monday.
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