The landmark series will air later this year.

Dynasty – from the BBC’s NHU, BBC America and France Télévisions – will follow individual animals – lions, hunting dogs, chimpanzees, tigers, and emperor penguins – at the most critical period in their lives.

Each is a ruler – a leader of their family, their troop, their pride – each determined to hold on to power and protect their family, their territory and their dynasty but the odds are stacked against them.

 “The wonderful David Attenborough will inspire audiences once again when he brings the natural world to life on BBC One with Dynasty. Four years in the making, capturing extraordinary family dynamics and behaviour, I hope these intimate animal dramas will connect with audiences just as Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II did.” – Charlotte Moore, BBC Director of Content

The five-part series is further described as an ‘intense portrayal’ of the lives of these animals as they unfold, day-by-day, hour-by-hour, where the tiniest incident could have a huge impact on their future.

“I’m thrilled that Sir David will be bringing his extraordinary storytelling to this incredibly ambitious, landmark project – Tom McDonald, Head of Commissioning, Natural History and Specialist Factual

The beeb will be hoping the landmark series replicates the massive success sequels of Planet Earth and Blue Planet have had on BBC One in recent autumns.

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