Apple TV+ reveals first-look at epic natural history event series “Prehistoric Planet”
Featuring an original score by multiple Academy Award-winner Hans Zimmer and narrated by Sir David Attenborough, enthralling exploration of ancient earth to premiere as week-long event from May 23 - 27
Apple TV+ has revealed a glimpse at its highly anticipated natural history event series “Prehistoric Planet,” from executive producers Jon Favreau and Mike Gunton, and BBC Studios Natural History Unit (“Planet Earth”), and narrated by Sir David Attenborough. Set to debut globally on Apple TV+ from Monday, May 23 through Friday, May 27, the five-episode groundbreaking series will transport viewers 66 million years in the past to discover our world – and the dinosaurs that roamed it - all in stunning detail and set to an original score by multiple Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer.
Rolling out with one new episode per day, “Prehistoric Planet” combines award-winning wildlife filmmaking, the latest palaeontology 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. This series is produced by the world-renowned team at BBC Studios Natural History Unit with support from the photorealistic visual effects of 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.
“Prehistoric Planet” is produced for Apple TV+ by BBC Studios. Executive producers are Jon Favreau and Michael Gunton. Theme by Hans Zimmer and Andrew Christie for Bleeding Fingers Music. Original score by Hans Zimmer, Anze Rozman and Kara Talve for Bleeding Fingers Music. (Hans Zimmer courtesy of 14th Street Music).
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