When is Prehistoric Planet on TV?

The first episode of Prehistoric Planet will be available to stream on Apple TV+ from Monday 23rd May. A new episode will be released each day in a five-day event between Monday 23rd and Friday 27th May.


This follows Attenborough's BBC One programme Dinosaurs: The Final Day, with David Attenborough which airs in mid-April, that focuses on the day that the asteroid hit Earth and wiped out dinosaurs and many other species.

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What is Prehistoric Planet about?

Produced by BBC Studios, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, executively produced by Jon Favreau (actor, director and creator of The Mandalorian), and with an original score by Hans Zimmer, Prehistoric Planet is a new Apple TV+ series which follows computer-generated dinosaurs in the Late Cretaceous period (66 million years ago).

It's described as "a one-of-a-kind immersive experience", and features a range of species from "eye-opening parenting techniques of the Tyrannosaurus rex, to exploring the mysterious depths of the oceans and the deadly dangers in the sky".

Who is David Attenborough?

Sir David Attenborough looking straight into the camera, wearing a navy suit (but no tie and top shirt button undone)
Sir David Attenborough at the opening of Woodberry Wetlands in London, in 2016. © by Danny Martindale/WireImage/Getty

Sir David Attenborough is a world-renowned conservationist, presenter, narrator, and author. His recent programmes include Dinosaurs: The Final Day, with David Attenborough, Dynasties II, Attenborough’s Wonder of Song, and Attenborough and the Mammoth Graveyard.

Who is Hans Zimmer?

Hans Zimmer on stage at concert, with one hand raised in the air in a fist.
Hans Zimmer performs at AccorHotels Arena on April 6, 2022 in Paris, France. © David Wolff-Patrick/Redferns/Getty

The original musical score comes from the German-born renowned composer Hans Zimmer, who recently won an Oscar at the Academy Awards and his first-ever BAFTA for his score on Denis Villeneuve's Dune. Zimmer has written music for a variety of films, including Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Dark Knight, Inception and The Lion King, as well as other natural history documentaries with Sir David Attenborough such as Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II and Seven Worlds, One Planet.


Main image: © Apple TV+


Megan ShersbyEditorial and digital co-ordinator, BBC Wildlife

Naturalist and writer