The BBC has reportedly scrapped David Attenborough's Dynasties programme in favour of a new show in what has been described as a "huge blow to fans".

Dynasties premiered all the way back in 2018 and followed the secret family lives of some of the world's most iconic animals such as lions, elephants and penguins.

Narrated by the legendary David Attenborough, aged 97, the series was met with praise from casual viewers and critics alike.

David Attenborough's show Dynasties to be 'scrapped' by the BBC

However, a source has told The Sun that David Attenborough's Dynasties will be cancelled by the BBC in favour of another show.

They said: "It will no doubt be a huge blow to fans of the series, who tuned in from the US to New Zealand for the second season," adding: "It was widely expected that a third would follow. But the programme has now been set aside while the team focus their efforts elsewhere.

"Of course, with all nature programming, there’s no reason why the BBC can’t return to the format idea for Dynasties in the future so it may well return one day."

Luckily for fans, the show is not being totally scrapped with the BBC apparently planning to expand on this idea with a new programme called Kingdom.

The insider said: “It will focus on the conflicts and dynamics that exist across various different animal groups, in one location, rather than on just one particular family or tribe."

David Attenborough has worked on over 140 documentaries over his long career and is best known for his environmental filmmaking and advocacy.