Apple TV+ has given a first look at two upcoming documentary series – the natural history event series Prehistoric Planet and series The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketball.
Prehistoric Planet, from executive producers Jon Favreau and Mike Gunton, and BBC Studios Natural History Unit (Planet Earth), and narrated by Sir David Attenborough. The series is set to debut globally on Apple TV+ from Monday, May 23 through Friday, May 27.
The five-episode, groundbreaking series 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.
Rolling out with one new episode per day, Prehistoric Planet 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.
Prehistoric Planet 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.
This series is produced by the world-renowned team at BBC Studios Natural History Unit with support from the photo realistic visual effects of MPC (The Lion King, The Jungle Book).
Prehistoric Planet is produced for Apple TV+ by BBC Studios. Executive producers are Jon Favreau and Mike Gunton.
Five-part documentary series The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketball chronicles the inspiring, coming-of-age story of basketball phenom Makur Maker. It will make its global debut on Friday, April 22 on Apple TV+.
Seth Gordon (Undefeated, The King of Kong, For All Mankind) directs and executive produces The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketball, which follows Maker, the NBA hopeful who grabbed global headlines with his groundbreaking decision to forgo the NBA and play for Howard University, making him the highest-ranked high school player in the modern recruiting era to commit to a historically Black university (HBCU).
The docuseries is an intimate look at Makur’s life as a student-athlete with a dream of making it to the NBA, while unexpected physical challenges and a global pandemic threaten his college career.
Off the courts, The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketball explores how his journey from fleeing war-torn South Sudan as a child and his tight-knit support system led him to go to an HBCU, and in turn, allowed him to make an impactful statement in the wake of America’s cultural response to the Black Lives Matter movement.
In addition to Gordon, executive producers are Nikki Calabrese, Andrew Fried, Dane Lillegard, Sarina Roma, Jordan Wynn, Luis Lopez, Julia Gunn and Sony Pictures Television.
The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketball is produced for Apple by Exhibit A and Boardwalk Pictures.