Apple TV+ announced that the Jon Favreau-production of a documentary series about dinosaurs Prehistoric Planet renewed for a second season! If you haven’t seen the first season yet, you should, because it’s awesome!
The series offered an experience that combined breathtaking nature photography with the latest visual effects techniques to show us what dinosaurs would have looked like in their natural habitats. It presented interesting little-known facts about dinosaur life, and the Cretaceous environments it presented included coasts, deserts, fresh water, ice worlds and forests.
Jay Hunt, Creative Director, Europe, Apple TV+, shared in a statement: “The award-winning first season of Prehistoric Planet brought dinosaurs back to life in a way that global audiences had never seen before. Working with the brilliant Jon Favreau and our fantastic partners at the BBC, we are thrilled that viewers will once again have the chance to immerse themselves in our world as it was 66 million years ago and experience even more weird and wonderful creatures.”
The press release included the following information: “Apple TV+ today announced the second season of the award-winning natural history drama series Prehistoric Planet, from executive producers Jon Favreau and Mike Gandonand BBC Studios Natural History Unit (Planet Earth), narration by Sir David Attenborough. Set to debut globally in a five-day weekly event on Apple TV+ on May 22, the five-episode second season transports viewers millions of years into the past to discover our world — and the dinosaurs that roamed it — all in amazing way detail, to an original score by multi-Oscar winner Hans Zimmer.
“Prehistoric Planet has a 100% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has been universally hailed as an ‘absolutely spellbinding’ (Inverse) series that is ‘stunning’ (Daily Mail UK) and ‘amazing to watch’ (Decider). The award-winning series have also been honored by the Television Critics Association Awards, Visual Effects Society Awards, Annie Awards, Hollywood Media Music Awards, and Cinema Eye Honors, among others.
“Prehistoric Planet combines award-winning wildlife filmmaking, the latest palaeontological knowledge and cutting-edge technology to reveal the spectacular habitats and inhabitants of ancient Earth for a uniquely immersive experience. The series is produced by the world-renowned team at the Natural History Unit of BBC Studios powered by photorealistic visual effects from MPC (The Lion King, The Jungle Book) applied to concept art created by Jellyfish Pictures (The Book of Boba Fett, Spirit: Untamed), Prehistoric Planet Season 2 continues to brings Earth’s history to life like never before, as the show introduces new dinosaurs, new habitats and new scientific discoveries while taking viewers around the world on an epic five-night adventure.Featuring new dinosaurs like Tarchia, one of the largest Ankylosaurs, to returning fan favorites like Tyrannosaurus rex, and more, Pre historic Planet returns with a brand new season of prehistoric wonder.
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Season 2 of Prehistoric Planet premieres May 22 on Apple TV+.