Serengeti 2 returns with new storylines and a cast of old favourites as well as some endearing new animal characters


Emmy Award-winning John Downer, who created the ‘Serengeti’ sequence, talks about returning with a second version of the endearing animal drama steeped in actuality

Real-life animal drama unfolds in Sony BBC Earth’s Serengeti 2 as the sequence returns to seize tales of iconic African savannah animals.

Bakari, the baboon struggles with household life. Kali the lioness makes a troublesome choice. A household of leopards arrive — and the cubs check their mom’s endurance as they get used to their new residence.

The sequence is produced and directed by John Downer, a passionate zoologist who has been making groundbreaking Nature documentaries for the BBC for over 30 years. He is thought for reveals like Serengeti (2019), Polar Bears: Spy on the Ice (2011), Spy within the Snow (2020).

In an interview over Zoom, the Emmy winner talks about classes realized from his interactions with animals.


In Serengeti 1, we meet a lonely lioness, a passionate baboon and many different animals. What occurs in Serengeti 2?