Apple TV+ has brought online the full trailer for natural history event series Prehistoric Planet, launching globally from Monday, May 23 through Friday, May 27. The new trailer for the series features an original score by multiple Academy Award winner, Hans Zimmer.
The trailer showcases the latest in state-of-the-art technology and scientific learnings to unveil the spectacular habitats and inhabitants of ancient Earth for a one-of-a-kind immersive experience. The video gives new insight into the Tyrannosaurus rex family seen in the recently-released turtle beach clip (see below) where it is revealed that Tyrannosaurus rex could swim!
While they were mostly land-living, there is fossil evidence to suggest that these massive (13 meters long and tipping the scales at 10 tons) dinosaurs would have been competent swimmers using a powerful kicking motion to propel them across large bodies of water.
We also meet two new species of tyrannosaur, never before seen on screen. Qianzhousaurus, sometimes known as ‘Pinocchio rex’ because of their long snouts. These new tyrannosaurs were newly discovered in the last decade in Eastern China.
And Nanuqsaurus, a small tyrannosaur (around 6 meters) built for life in the polar north. We get a glimpse of them here covered in insulating feathers to help them survive the winter in prehistoric Alaska. It is probable that they were intelligent, social animals capable of hunting in groups to bring down large prey.
The sneak-peek clip revealed an accurate representation of Velociraptor and here we see them in more detail — fully feathered and much smaller in size than previously imagined — similar in size and weight to a large domestic turkey! This makes them no less fearsome and we are shown a detailed look at their giant, sickle shaped claws.
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).
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype and ShockTillYouDrop.