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Apple releases first look at new documentary series 'Prehistoric Planet'

Prehistoric Planet artwork with dinosaur eye
Prehistoric Planet artwork with dinosaur eye (Image credit: Apple TV+)

What you need to know

  • Apple has released a sneak peek at its new documentary series "Prehistoric Planet."
  • The five-part series will take viewers 66 million years into the past to see what life was like with the dinosaurs.
  • The series will premiere on Apple TV+ on Monday, May 23.

Apple has a new nature documentary series coming to Apple TV+, but this one is a little different than what we've seen so far.

Today, the company revealed (opens in new tab) a first look at "Prehistoric Planet," a five-part documentary series that takes viewers 66 million years into the past to see what life was like for the dinosaurs and our world. The series is narrated by Sir David Attenborough and scored by Academy Award-winner Hans Zimmer.

You can check out the official sneak peek of the upcoming series below:

The series will debut on Apple TV+ on Monday, May 23 with each episode released daily until the series finale on Friday, May 27.

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. 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" will debut on Apple TV+ on Monday, May 23. If you want to watch the series in the best quality possible, check out our list of the Best TVs for Apple TV 2022.

Joe Wituschek
Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.