Apple TV+ trots out Sir David Attenborough for 2nd 'Prehistoric Planet' premiere

Sir David Attenborough in front of Prehistoric Planet artwork
Sir David Attenborough in front of Prehistoric Planet artwork (Image credit: Apple TV+)

What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ has held a second premiere for the upcoming series Prehistoric Planet.
  • Prehistoric Planet will debut on May 23.

Apple TV+ has held a second premiere for Prehistoric Planet, its "highly anticipated natural history event series" that will be narrated by Sir David Attenborough. The man himself was present at this second premiere which took place at the BFI IMAX in London with the first one having taken place in Los Angeles.

The new series hails from executive producers Jon Favreau and Mike Gunton and is set to be another top-notch Apple TV+ show for families who want to learn together. The show will debut on Apple TV+ on May 23 with a new episode arriving daily through May 27.

From executive producers Favreau and Gunton, BBC Studios Natural History Unit ("Planet Earth"), and narrated by Sir David Attenborough, "Prehistoric Planet" 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. Debuting globally on Apple TV+ in an epic weeklong event from Monday 23rd May to Friday 27th May, the five-episode groundbreaking series combines award-winning wildlife filmmaking, the latest paleontological learning and state-of-the-art technology to unveil the spectacular habitats and inhabitants of prehistoric Earth for a one-of-a-kind immersive experience.

Those looking to learn about some dinosaurs will of course need to be Apple TV+ subscribers but priced at just $4.99 per month, it's a bargain that's increasingly difficult to refuse. Subscribers to other Apple services like Apple Music and Apple Arcade should also consider the Apple One subscription bundle, too.

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.