Sir David Attenborough will explore the habits and habitats of dinosaurs that roamed the planet more than 66 million years ago in a new series for Apple TV+.
he veteran broadcaster and naturalist is the voice of Prehistoric Planet, which uses cutting-edge technology and scientific research to transport viewers to the ancient world.
The immersive series is set to an original score by Oscar winner Hans Zimmer.
In the First Look trailer, Sir David, 95, says: “Join us for a story you’ve never heard, on a scale you’ve never seen.”
It turns out that the Tyrannosaurus rex species were caring parents, with fathers playing the biggest role as caregivers, and they used cuddling as a form of communication because they had highly sensitive faces.
The teaser also reveals that the species was able to live in a variety of habitats, including on a beach, and that the baby Tyrannosaurus rex had feathers.
Against the backdrop of the Cretaceous period, viewers will witness ancient coastlines, deserts, freshwater, icy worlds and forests.
The series was produced by The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau, Mike Gunton and the BBC Studios Natural History Unit, which was behind the Planet Earth series.
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Photorealistic visual effects were provided by MPC, whose previous work includes The Lion King and The Jungle Book.
The new series comes after it was revealed Sir David will be investigating how dinosaurs went extinct in a new BBC documentary, Dinosaurs: The Final Day.
Prehistoric Planet will air nightly on Apple TV+ from May 23-27.
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