Prehistoric Planet, from executive producers Jon Favreau and Mike Gunton, and narrated by Sir David Attenborough, 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. The series is produced by the world-renowned team at BBC Studios Natural History Unit (Planet Earth) with support from the photorealistic visual effects of MPC (The Lion King, The Jungle Book) applied to concept art created by Jellyfish Pictures (The Book of Boba Fett, Spirit: Untamed). Prehistoric Planet season two continues to bring Earth’s history to life like never before as the series presents new dinosaurs, new habitats and new scientific discoveries while taking viewers around the world in an epic five-night adventure. With new dinosaurs like the Tarchia, one of the largest Ankylosaurus, to returning fan-favorites like the Tyrannosaurus rex, and many more, Prehistoric Planet returns with an all-new season of prehistoric wonders.
Theme by Hans Zimmer and Andrew Christie for Bleeding Fingers Music. Original score by Zimmer, Anže Rozman and Kara Talve for Bleeding Fingers Music. (courtesy YouTube (c) AppleTV+)
Like many a young kid, I loved dinosaurs growing up; I also continued to be fascinated by them and watch everything about them that I could as an adult.
Somewhere along the line, and I am fairly certain this started nice and early too, I developed an abiding love of nature documentaries, specifically those presented or narrated, or happily both, by Sir David Attenborough.
Thus was my delight off the viewing scale when it was announced AppleTV+ was delivering up a series that combined these two great passions, Prehistoric Planet, back in 2022 which turned out to be brilliant, a deft combination of nature documentary and trip to the past that gave dinosaurs another superbly-realised moment in the zeitgeist.
Quite wonderfully, there is now a second season in the offing which looks to be more of the same which, when you have a series as good as this, is absolutely a good thing; you know where I’ll be (66 million years in the past) when Prehistoric Planet season 2 starts streaming 22 May on AppleTV+