Dynasties is the upcoming nature documentary series from the BBC and Sir David Attenborough, a spiritual sequel to his Blue Planet and Planet Earth series that will focus on five endangered families of animals: lions, tigers, chimps, penguins, and African wild dogs.

Attenborough's previous shows are probably the most-loved nature documentaries ever made, so any new series from him is cause for some serious excitement. Here's everything we know so far about Dynasties, including when it's likely to come out and how you'll be able to watch it outside the UK.

When does Dynasties start?

The BBC has announced that Dynasties will air on BBC One in the UK 'this autumn', though it hasn't revealed a more specific date than that. Expect it to start either in late October or early November.

As for the rest of the world, the only concrete announcement is that it will come 'to global channels soon after', so there'll be at least some delay before you can watch it outside the UK.

In the meantime you can always grab the entirety of Planet Earth or Blue Planet on Blu-ray to remind yourself just how brilliant Sir Dave's previous shows are.

Watch the trailer

The BBC has released one first look trailer for Dynasties, which features some stunning footage of the five species the series will follow. Watch it right here:

How to watch Dynasties outside the UK

While the BBC has said that Dynasties will be available on 'global channels', we don't yet know which channels those will be, or when Dynasties will air on them - except that it will be after the show airs in the UK.

That means that anyone outside the UK who wants to watch the show as it airs on the BBC will have to use a VPN to watch the series on BBC iPlayer. We review a lot of VPNs and generally recommend NordVPN for its combination of ease-of-use and affordability, but check out our guide to the best VPNs for iPlayer to see our recommendations.

Once you've picked a VPN, simply install it on whichever device you want to watch from (most VPNs now will run on your phone, tablet, or even game console, as well as a PC or Mac) and then make sure to pick a server based in the UK. Then activate the VPN and either head to the iPlayer website or open the iPlayer app, find Dynasties, and you should be able to watch it to your heart's content.