Apple Announce 'Prehistoric Planet', a Five-Night Dinosaur Event Series

2 Apr

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Apple TV+ have officially revealed a first glimpse of highly anticipated upcoming natural history series ‘Prehistoric Planet’, with the five-night epic event series set to begin on May 23rd and conclude May 27th.

Hailing from BBC Studios Natural History Unit (‘Planet Earth’) and Executive Producers Jon Favreau and Mike Gutton the series - originally announced to be in development in 2019 - will transport its audience back 66 million years to discover our prehistoric world and the dinosaurs that roamed it.  

The series, narrated by Sir David Attenborough in his continued award-winning collaboration with BBC Studios Natural History Unit, will debut the BBC's groundbreaking partnership with the photorealistic visual effects artists of Moving Picture Company (‘The Lion King,’ ‘The Jungle Book’). Resulting in a combination of award-winning wildlife filmmaking and the latest paleontology learnings and state-of-the-art technology, the upcoming natural-history series will unveil the spectacular habitats and inhabitants of ancient Earth during the Cretaceous period across coasts, deserts, freshwater, ice worlds and forests. 

From eye-opening parenting techniques of Tyrannosaurus rex to exploring the mysterious depths of the oceans and the deadly dangers in the sky, ‘Prehistoric Planet’ will also feature a score by multi Academy-award winning composer and record producer Hans Zimmer.

Fun Fact: Apple and BBC Studios Natural History Unit originally collaborated together in 2019 on a series of underwater screensavers for Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD customers, first made available with the release of tvOS 13.

Prehistoric Planet can now be pre-added to your Up Next queue.

Sigmund Judge
Sigmund is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of ScreenTimes where he began his Apple TV coverage in 2016. With an unwavering passion for Apple, storytelling and storytellers alike, he writes about Apple TV with a focus on the arts, development, tvOS, home theatre and accessibility. Sigmund also co-host’s Magic Rays of Light, a weekly podcast exploring the world of Apple TV and the many talents bringing our screens to life.