The trailer for Sir David Attenborough’s up coming Apple TV+ series, Prehistoric Planet, is here and a palaeontologist says it looks ‘gorgeous’ and ‘phenomenal’.
Attenborough is straying away from living creatures of the earth and set his sights on narrating a docuseries about dinosaurs, Prehistoric Planet, which will be a five-day event streaming from May 23 to 27.
Prehistoric Planet ‘brings Earths History To Life
The series, which will not only be narrated by the 96-year-old documentary legend, will also feature a musical score for the series provided by Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer.
Set to be a CGI spectacular – as getting real dinosaurs to do anything but stand in a museum is just impossible these days – and promises to present ‘little-known and surprising facts’ to viewers about the creatures of the past.
The official description from Apple TV+ reads: ‘Prehistoric Planet combines award-winning wildlife filmmaking, the latest palaeontology 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 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.’
Phenomenal and Gorgeous
Not only is Prehistoric Planet guaranteed to be amazing with such narration and score it’s also got the green light from a genuine palaeontologist who said the dinosaurs are just as he’d imagine them to be.
In a YouTube video, Dinosaur Expert Reacts to Prehistoric Planet Trailer, Dr Andy Farke, from The Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, reacted to the trailer and it looks like he’ll be tuning in when it airs.
At one point in the trailer Dr Farke stops the video at a raptor-type creature, with features, and says: ‘The reconstructions I’ve seen in another promo material are absolutely gorgeous – this is really like, as a palaeontologist, if I were to imagine a real live dinosaur, or other mesozoic animal, looked like you know these things just look so good.’
Dr Farke gives comments further saying creatures look ‘gorgeous’ before ending by saying: ‘But wow, really phenomenal.’