David Attenborough to narrate BBC's new nature series 'The Hunt'

By Karen Butler  |  July 25, 2015 at 4:16 PM
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LONDON, July 25 (UPI) -- David Attenborough is to narrate The Hunt, a television series from the team behind the BBC's groundbreaking Planet Earth program.

From executive producer Alastair Fothergill and series producer Huw Cordey of Silverback Films, the seven-episode, hourlong show is to premiere on the British broadcaster this fall. It is intended to explore the dynamic relationship between predators and their prey.

"From open grasslands to dense forests, the arctic to the open ocean, the series will reveal the challenges predators and prey face in these very different worlds," a BBC news release said. "Many of the stories will show rarely seen animal behavior, such as polar bears using meltwater pools in the ice to stalk seals; Arctic foxes leaping to catch auks mid-flight; and killer whales hunting humpback whale calves in tropical waters. The Hunt will also feature animals that have rarely been filmed, including the endangered South American marine otters."

Providing the music for the series will be composer Steven Price, who won an Oscar in 2014 for his score to Gravity.

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