Academy award-winning composer Hans Zimmer and his team at Bleeding Fingers Music are once again partnering with the BBC to compose the theme for the broadcaster’s latest landmark nature title, One Planet, Seven Worlds.
The commission marks the team’s third journey into the world of natural history, following their BAFTA-nominated score for Planet Earth II, and widely-acclaimed music for Blue Planet II.
Zimmer’s cinema work includes scores for Widows, Blade Runner 2049, Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, Gladiator, Rain Man, The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, Thelma and Louise, and Black Hawk Down and his compositions have earned him an Academy Award, two Golden Globes, three Grammys, an American Music Award, and a Tony Award.
Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, the seven-part One Planet, Seven Worlds is due to hit screens around the world this Autumn.
On Monday Zimmer and Sir David will take part in an exclusive session at the BBC Studios Showcase in Liverpool, an annual event where the BBC’s commercial arm exhibits its commissions to potential buyers.
Ahead of the event, Zimmer said: “To compose music for yet another ground-breaking BBC natural history show is something we were incredibly excited about, particularly after such wonderful experiences with Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II.
“It’s very different from previous big landmark series – each episode is a real, tangible place, a place where we live and belong and a place with its own unique feel and distinct character and that’s really exciting from a musical perspective.
“The character of each continent will be reflected in the music and I think that will resonate with the audience.”
BBC Studios’ CEO Tim Davie said: “We are thrilled that Hans and Bleeding Fingers are onboard once more for what will be an incredible series.
“His musical flair is unsurpassed and we cannot wait to have his immersive sonic experience enthrall us when we watch One Planet, Seven Worlds.”