Great news! Following the awesome awesomeness of the awesome “Planet Earth” series, the Discovery Channel will make a high-definition sequel called “Wild Planet.” From The Hollywood Reporter:
The network is teaming with Keith Scholey, the former head of the BBC’s Natural History Unit, for a multi-year production deal to capture the world continent by continent.
First up is the seven-part “Wild Planet: North America” (working title), which starts filming this year. The production will use the cutting-edge filming techniques popularized in the “Planet Earth” series, which has been a very useful project for the network, performing well in repeats and in DVD sales.
Now, let me be clear about one thing: I do not advocate illegal drug use. I prefer the natural high given to me by whatever cleaning products are under my sink. But — as evidenced by this slow-motion shot of a great white shark eating a seal (see below) — IF I owned a bong, a flat-screen television, and the DVD set of “Planet Earth,” I would probably never leave my apartment again. Except to get more weed. And Funyuns.