This week saw the debut of the trailer for highly anticipated natural history event series Prehistoric Planet, narrated by Sir David Attenborough and from some of the minds that brought us beloved BBC documentary, Planet Earth.

The five-episode TV series is to transport audiences 66 million years in the past, discovering our world and the dinosaurs that roamed it, in stunning, high-definition detail, all set to a stunning score by award-winning composer, Hans Zimmer.

Prehistoric Planet will bring the latest paleontology learnings into the spotlight, combining them with award-winning wildlife filmmaking and state-of-the-art technology, to showcase some of the spectacular habitats and inhabitants of ancient Earth, for a one-of-a-kind immmersive experience.

The team at BBC Studios Natural History Unit serve as producers, with support from the photorealistic visual effects of MPC, who are responsible for the recent live-action Disney films, The Lion King and The Jungle Book.

Little-known facts about the prehistoric era are revealed in the show, set amongst the backdrop of the environments of Cretaceous times, including coasts, deserts, freshwater, ice worlds and forests.

Deadly dangers in the sky swoop, whilst viewers get to see the revealing parenting techniques of perhaps the world's most famous dinosaur, the Tyrannosaurus rex. We'll also dive deep into the mysterious depths of the ocean, taking a look at some of the most recent discoveries that help shape our past.

The United Nation's Environment Programme this week named Sir David Attenborough as Champion of the Earth. The broadcaster, biologist, author and natural historian is one of the most recognisable faces - and of course voices - on the planet. So, he was the obvious choice to serve as narrator on this eye-opening new series.

Learning more about our prehistoric past is going to be a real treat, and combining all of that with Sir David's distinct tones and of course, a score that will undoubtedly be memorable from Hans Zimmer, makes for what I'm sure will be an incredible documentary.

I can't wait to tune in, for what will surely be an eye-opening deep dive into the history of our great planet and those that roamed it millions of years ago.

Prehistoric Planet is set to come to Apple TV+ in late May
Prehistoric Planet is set to come to Apple TV+ in late May

Prehistoric Planet comes to Apple TV+ from Monday May 23rd, 2022 through to Friday, May 27th, 2022.

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