Time. The ever flowing river. Come with us now to a time before mankind, when the river flowed through a newborn world and giants walked the earth…
wait no This is the other Dinosaur IP.
Apple TV+ released the first look at today Sir Richard Attenborough‘s highly anticipated documentary series on dinosaurs, Prehistoric Planet. (Imagine the above monologue in Attenborough’s soft tones for just a second. Okay, read on.) The show, which will air one episode a day May 23 through May 27, will “keep viewers 66 million years old.” transport you back in time to discover our world and the dinosaurs that roamed it,” promises the official synopsis.
The teaser looks like a real prehistoric party, with blockbuster effects and gorgeous graphics. The real draw, of course, is Attenborough’s narration: no doubt many across the country will fall asleep to this in the background, as many of us are aware of Attenborough’s wider documentary oeuvre. It looks like some of the unscientific mythologies about the giant lizards immortalized by movies like will be eliminated Jurassic Parkshowing feathered dinos and a long-necked herbivore with some interesting nodules on its neck.
With that in mind, the official press release shares a handful of scientific facts that “offer a new understanding of how these amazing creatures lived.” For example:
- Research shows baby Tyrannosaurus Rex may have had feathers
- Tyrannosaurus Rex were likely more caring parents than previously thought, with evidence that the father played the greatest nurturing role
- It is believed that Tyrannosaurus Rex had highly sensitive faces and may have used cuddling as a form of communication
- Tyrannosaurus Rex were incredibly versatile animals that could live in a variety of habitats, here we see them in a coastal location
The natural history event series is produced by Executive Producer Jon Favreau, Mike Guntonand BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit, Planet Earth. Prehistoric Planet will debut worldwide on Apple TV+ with a new episode every day during a five-day event – Monday, May 23 through Friday, May 27. Watch the teaser and short video below.
Here is the official synopsis for Prehistoric Planet:
“Prehistoric Planet will transport the spectators over 66 million years in the past to discover our world – and the dinosaurs that roamed it. Set to music with an original score by the multiple Oscar winner Hans ZimmerThe groundbreaking series combines extraordinary filmmaking with cutting-edge technology and scientific knowledge to reveal the spectacular habitats and denizens of ancient Earth for a uniquely immersive experience.”
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