Apple TV+ Reveals First Look at Natural History Series ‘Prehistoric Planet’, Streaming May 23
Apple on Saturday released the first teaser for its highly anticipated natural history documentary series Prehistoric Planet.
“The five-episode groundbreaking series will transport viewers 66 million years in the past to discover our world — and the dinosaurs that roamed it,” said Apple.
Prehistoric Planet is narrated by award-winning nature broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, who also narrated last year’s The Year Earth Changed for Apple TV+. The series comes from executive producers Jon Favreau and Mike Gunton, and it features an original score from multiple Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer.
Rolling out with one new episode per day, “Prehistoric Planet” combines award-winning wildlife filmmaking, the latest paleontology learnings and state-of-the-art technology to unveil the spectacular habitats and inhabitants of ancient Earth for a one-of-a-kind immersive experience.
Apple is marketing Prehistoric Planet as “a five-night documentary event,” with the series streaming on Apple TV+ between Monday, May 23, and Friday, May 27. The five-part docuseries is produced for Apple TV+ by the BBC Studios Natural History Unit (Planet Earth), with photorealistic visual effects from MPC (The Lion King, The Jungle Book).
“Prehistoric Planet” presents little-known and surprising facts of dinosaur life set against the backdrop of the environments of Cretaceous times, including coasts, deserts, freshwater, ice worlds and forests. From revealing eye-opening parenting techniques of Tyrannosaurus rex to exploring the mysterious depths of the oceans and the deadly dangers in the sky, “Prehistoric Planet” brings Earth’s history to life like never before.
Another documentary, They Call Me Magic — a four-part series based on the life and career of NBA Legend Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson, premieres April 22 on Apple TV+.
Since the debut of Apple TV+ just over two years ago, Apple’s series and films have earned more than 240 awards and over 950 nominations, including recent recognition from the Academy Awards, SAG Awards, Producers Guild of America (PGA) Awards, and Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards.