Frozen Planet is a series of nature documentaries, co-produced by the BBC, the Discovery Channel and the Open University. E ‘was filmed BBC Natural History Unit. Other production partners include Discovery Channel Canada, ZDF, Antena 3 and Skai television. The production team, executive producer Alastair Fothergill and series producer Vanessa Berlowitz contains already responsible for the award-winning series The Blue Planet and Planet Earth and Frozen Planet is classified as a kind of sequel. David Attenborough returns as narrator.
The seven-part series focuses on the life and environment of the Arctic and Antarctic. The production team were keen to film a comprehensive overview of the natural history of the Polar Regions as climate change affects landforms such as glaciers, ice shelves, and the extent of sea ice. The film was met with rave reviews and has a Metacritic score 90/100. Despite this, it has been criticized for the limited coverage of the effects of global warming and the distribution of recent climate change.
While the series has been fully aired in the UK, the BBC has chosen the seventh episode of the series, “which focuses on climate change, volunteered for syndication to sell the show in countries where the question is politically sensitive. The American Discovery Channel was originally announced that only the first six episodes the show would air, but then added the seventh chapter of their program.