The Year Earth Changed is a fresh documentary showing how animals around the world recovered during the year COVID-19 kept humans in lockdown. The show, which will be narrated by David Attenborough, will premiere on Apple TV+ in time for Earth Day.
The streaming service is also about to air the second seasons of its documentary series Tiny World and Earth At Night In Color.
The Year Earth Changed shows the upside of 2020
No one needs to be reminded that people around the world were asked to stay home during the pandemic, which has now gone on for over 12 months. But it wasn’t all bad. “During this most difficult year, many people have reappraised the value and beauty of the natural world and taken great comfort from it,” said Attenborough. “But the lockdown also created a unique experiment that has thrown light on the impact we have on the natural world. The stories of how wildlife responded have shown that making even small changes to what we do can make a big difference.”
The Year Earth Changed shows uplifting stories that came out of the global lockdown. From hearing birdsong in deserted cities, to witnessing whales communicating in new ways, to encountering capybaras in South American suburbs, people all over the world have had the chance to engage with nature like never before.
The one-hour special will premiere on Apple TV+ in more than 100 countries on April 16, 2021. Until then watch a preview:
Put on your spectacles for Tiny World season two
Tiny World is a docuseries devoted to the ingenuity and resilience of the planet’s smallest creatures. The second season will visit with Etruscan shrews, known to be the hungriest mammals on earth, and anemone shrimp, which clap to signal their readiness to clean predatory fish.
The documentaries give viewers a unique perspective into the natural world, and are narrated by Paul Rudd (Ant-Man). Season one of Tiny World is available to watch now on Apple TV+. Be sure to read the Cult of Mac review. Season two will debut on April 16, 2021.
Don’t forget your night-vision goggle for Earth at Night in Color season two
The documentary series Earth at Night in Color also returns for a second season with six all-new episodes narrated by Tom Hiddleston (Avengers). It uses low-light cameras and light from a full moon to present nature’s nocturnal wonders with striking new clarity.
The new season offers elephants battling hyenas around starlit waterholes and kangaroos embracing under the cover of darkness to find a mate. And there’s pumas, polar bears, manta rays, and tiny planktonic life at night in the ocean.
While Apple TV+ has a range of documentaries like The Year Earth Changed, is also has a wide variety of other content. There are comedies, mysteries, thrillers, crime dramas, sci-fi and much more. Watching any or all of them costs $4.99 a month.