Blue Planet 2 trailer: BBC release 5-minute clip soundtracked by Radiohead and Hans Zimmer

Featuring some stunning wildlife shots

Planet Earth II astounded the world last year, showcasing some of the world’s most intriguing animals and locations.

Later this year, the BBC will release the sequel to another astonishing series, Blue Planet, David Attenborough returning as narrator.

The broadcaster has just released a five-minute prequel film, soundtracked by esteemed composer Hans Zimmer and Glastonbury headliners Radiohead.

Together, they have reworked the track ‘Bloom’ from Radiohead’s 2011 album The King of Limbs, re-recording the composition with an orchestra and featuring new vocals.

"Bloom was inspired by the original Blue Planet series so it's great to be able to come full circle with the song and reimagine it for this incredible landmark's sequel," singer Thom Yorke said earlier this month.

"Hans is a prodigious composer who effortlessly straddles several musical genres so it was liberating for us all to work with such a talent and see how he wove the sound of the series and Bloom together.”

The BBC described the prequel as containing "some of the most awe-inspiring shots and highlights from the new series” and features some exclusive scenes not included in upcoming episodes.

According to the broadcaster, the series will contain footage of never-before-filmed species, including a species of crab with hairy chests, nicknamed the "Hoff crab" after David Hasselhoff.

Blue Planet IInarrated by Attenborough — does not have a premiere date.

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