Nature documentary fans don't have much longer to wait until the release of Prehistoric Planet – an upcoming series which brings dinosaurs to life through the use of CGI.


Narrated by Sir David Attenborough and executive produced by The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau, Prehistoric Planet will be a five-night event on Apple TV Plus, with the show exploring the lives of species that lives in blistering deserts, freezing ice worlds, humid forests and other climates.

With the team behind the Planet Earth series responsible for creating the series and a soundtrack from Hans Zimmer, Prehistoric Planet is set to be a nature doc like no other.

So, without further ado, read on for everything you need to know about Prehistoric Planet or check out's four-star review.

Prehistoric Planet 2022 release date

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Prehistoric Planet will take a closer look at dinosaur life Apple TV/ YouTube

The series will premiere as a week-long event on Apple TV Plus from 23rd to 27th May 2022.

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A new episode of the five-part series will be rolled out each day on the streaming platform.

We can't wait!

How to watch Prehistoric Planet 2022

The series will be very easy to watch online, provided you have an Apple TV Plus subscription.

If you're not yet a subscriber, you can sign up for Apple TV Plus for £4.99 a month in the UK – and there's also the option of a one-week free trial.

What will Prehistoric Planet feature?

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Some of the action in Prehistoric Planet Apple TV/ YouTube

The series is expected to explore everything from the "eye-opening parenting techniques of the Tyrannosaurus rex, to exploring the mysterious depths of the oceans and the deadly dangers in the sky" in spectacular detail, according to the official synopsis.

It will be "set against the backdrop of the environments of Cretaceous times, including coasts, deserts, freshwater, ice worlds and forests".

With an original score by Hans Zimmer, the series promises to be "a one-of-a-kind immersive experience".

Is there a trailer for Prehistoric Planet?

Yes, a trailer has landed, giving a first-look at the Attenborough-narrated docuseries.

Many surprising dinosaur facts are revealed in the trailer, the first being that the Tyrannosaurus rex species of dinosaur were in fact caring parents (in particular the fathers) despite being one of the most fearsome carnivores. It's also revealed that they used nuzzling as a form of communication. Watch below:

Apple TV Plus has also unveiled a first-look clip of Prehistoric Planet, transporting viewers 66 million years into the past to reveal some of the amazing habitats of ancient earth and more about the dinosaurs that roamed them.

The clip opens on the shore of the ancient Tethys Sea, with hundreds of tiny turtle hatchlings racing away from a fully-grown T-Rex. Eek. Watch below:

You can be among the first in the world to watch the opening two episodes of Prehistoric Planet as part of this year's BFI & Radio Times Television Festival, where it will screen at the BFI IMAX cinema on Friday 20th May. Tickets are on sale now here.

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