Academy Award Winner Hans Zimmer & Bleeding Fingers Music To Create The Score For Blue Planet II
It’s an incredible opportunity and privilege to be working again with the BBC’s Natural History Unit on such a globally important project. It’s a joy to compose to such beautiful, powerful and inspiring picture. Once more the BBC has raised the bar and we intend to rise to the challenge.Hans Zimmer
Zimmer lent his musical brilliance to the natural history genre for the first time with his acclaimed main title theme and score production for Planet Earth II, the most successful nature documentary in the UK for fifteen years. Blue Planet II will bring together the talents of the BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit production with legendary Sir David Attenborough presenting, and Zimmer’s distinct musical genius. Once again Hans Zimmer will compose the theme and score for the series with Bleeding Fingers’ co-composers Jacob Shea and Jasha Klebe.
Hans Zimmer said: “It’s an incredible opportunity and privilege to be working again with the BBC’s Natural History Unit on such a globally important project. It’s a joy to compose to such beautiful, powerful and inspiring picture. Once more the BBC has raised the bar and we intend to rise to the challenge.”
James Honeyborne, Executive Producer, Blue Planet II, said: “Blue Planet II will immerse us in the wonders of the oceans. We will visit never-seen-before locations and experience astonishing new wildlife behaviours. Hans’ rich and diverse score has a key role to play in bringing these magical worlds to life, helping us all to connect with the extraordinary undersea characters we will meet.”
Two decades ago Blue Planet sought to bring us a series on the earth’s oceans, the breadth and scale of which had never been seen before. The team have now raised their ambition and returned to work off every continent and across every ocean, in collaboration with scientific communities and pioneering the development of new filming technologies. Now Blue Planet II will immerse audiences in these underwater worlds, which are still the most expansive but least known parts of our planet.
Blue Planet II, a 7x60’ will air later this year on BBC One, and is made by BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit, co-produced with BBC America, WDR and France Télévisions in partnership with The Open University. It is Executive Produced by James Honeyborne and Series Produced by Mark Brownlow, and was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content and Tom McDonald, Head of Commissioning, Natural History and Specialist Factual.
NOTES TO EDITORS
* Previously announced as Ocean.
Blue Planet II is a BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit production, co-produced with BBC America, WDR and France Télévisions. A BBC Open University partnership.
Following the outstanding success of Planet Earth II last year, Blue Planet II is its successor as the natural history landmark series for 2017
ABOUT THE BLEEDING FINGERS CUSTOM MUSIC SHOP
Established in 2013, the Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop is a creative partnership between Extreme Music and Hans Zimmer’s RCI Global founded to build an elite next-generation composer collective for productions that are sonically brave. Bleeding Fingers’ core belief is that collaboration breeds innovation and an environment where the gifted are empowered to experiment and be creatively adventurous breeds extraordinary results.
In a quest to build an exceptional team, Bleeding Fingers has assembled a powerhouse Zimmer-trained composer team, selected for their extraordinary and complimentary skill sets. The team are housed in a state-of-the-art Santa Monica facility with 20 stunning studios designed to nurture their creativity and foster a truly collaborative environment.
Bleeding Fingers has created bespoke music for productions including the BBC’s PLANET EARTH II, NBC’s hit LITTLE BIG SHOTS, Sony’s SNATCH (TV), Amazon’s AMERICAN PLAYBOY, AMC’s THE MAKING OF THE MOB, History Channel’s MOUNTAIN MEN, sonic branding for Germany’s twenty-four hour news station N24, Discovery’s ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE and National Geographic’s CONTINENT 7: ANTARCTICA.
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