Zimmer to compose new Attenborough series

Hans Zimmer will score One Planet, Seven Worlds, a new BBC series from Sir David Attenborough.
Hans Zimmer will score One Planet, Seven Worlds, a new BBC series from Sir David Attenborough.

Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer will score One Planet, Seven Worlds - a new BBC series exploring the continents narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

It will mark the German's third major outing in collaboration with the corporation's Natural History Unit after Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II.

Alongside Jacob Shea and Jasha Klebe, his co-composers in music production company Bleeding Fingers, Zimmer will write the production theme and score.

The 61-year-old said viewers should expect One Planet, Seven Worlds to diverge from the BBC's other landmark natural history series.

"To compose music for yet another groundbreaking BBC natural history show is something we were incredibly excited about, particularly after such wonderful experiences with Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II," he said.

"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."

Zimmer is perhaps the best known contemporary film score composer, with credits on movies including the Pirates Of The Caribbean series, Interstellar, Gladiator, Inception, Dunkirk and The Dark Knight trilogy among others.

Australian Associated Press