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Prehistoric Planet 2 teaser reveals fascinating and fearsome dinosaurs


Prehistoric Planet 2 debuts May 22 in a week-long event on Apple TV+.
Photo: Apple TV+

On Tuesday, aka National Velociraptor Awareness Day, Apple TV+ dropped a teaser trailer for season 2 of its award-winning natural history series, Prehistoric Planet. And it comes complete with an exciting “new” lineup of dinosaurs.

Narrated by the inimitable Sir David Attenborough — the voice of nature — the series uses new research and technological wizardry to create an in-depth nature documentary. But this one, returning May 22, takes you to landscapes filled with fearsome predators and gentle giants of many millions of years ago.

Prehistoric Planet 2 season brings new lineup of amazing dinosaurs

Along with Tuesday’s first-look image (above) and teaser video (below), Apple TV+ said Prehistoric Planet 2 debuts as a five-day event starting May 22. So get ready to transport back millions of years to a version of our world you may never have seen in so much detail.

“This teaser traverses the globe to a land before our time, using the latest scientific research and stunning visual effects to bring audiences never-before-seen species on-screen, including notable dinosaurs new this season,” the streaming service said.

“With new dinosaurs like the Tarchia, one of the largest Ankylosauri, to returning fan-favorites like the Tyrannosaurus rex, and many more, Prehistoric Planet returns,” it continued.

Check out some of season 2’s newly featured beasts (among many), according to Apple TV+:

Isisaurus — An Indian sauropod (long-necked, plant-eating dinosaur) that made their home in an extreme volcanic region known as the Deccan Traps, laying eggs in volcanic heated terrain.

Pectinodon — A fierce hunter and fond parent, this bird-like North American feathered dinosaur was part of the troodontid family. A sharp-clawed, long-legged predator, it was an adaptable hunter, its teeth and jaws suggesting that many sorts of small animals would have been on the menu.

Quetzalcoatlus and Hatzegopteryx — The biggest creatures ever to soar the skies, these gargantuan pterosaurs (prehistoric flying reptiles) were the size of a giraffe or small aircraft and are some of Prehistoric Planets most charismatic characters.

The first season of Prehistoric Planet got a 4-star review from Cult of Mac‘s reviewer and proved to be a hit among viewers, as well.

Watch the new trailer

Where credit is due

The Prehistoric Planet series comes from executive producers Jon Favreau and Mike Gunton along with BBC Studios Natural History Unit. That BBC studio also produced the acclaimed series Planet Earth, narrated by Attenborough.

The filmmakers got support from the photorealistic visual effects of MPC (The Lion King, The Jungle Book) applied to concept art from Jellyfish Pictures (The Book of Boba Fett, Spirit: Untamed).

Hans Zimmer and Andrew Christie created the series’ musical theme for Bleeding Fingers Music, with an original score by Zimmer, Anže Rozman and Kara Talve.

The complete first season is available to stream now on Apple TV+.

Get Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is available by subscription for $6.99 with a seven-day free trial. You can also get it via any tier of the Apple One subscription bundle. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.

After first airing in November 2019, “Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have been honored with 299 wins and 1,279 award nominations and counting,” the service said.

Source: Apple TV+


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