Earthsounds trailer: You’ve never heard nature like this


Earthsounds documentary series on Apple TV+
The Earthsounds docuseries premieres February 23 on Apple TV+.
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Now hear this: Apple TV+ dropped a trailer Tuesday for its upcoming documentary series Earthsounds, narrated by Golden Globe winner and Emmy Award nominee Tom Hiddleston.

The streamer said you’ll “hear our planet like never before in the new 12-part immersive natural history series.” All episodes become available February 23.

Earthsounds documentary series listens to the natural world in new ways

The Earthsounds trailer is essentially a teaser. It doesn’t reveal much. “Shhh,” whispers English actor Hiddleston over rich nature footage. “Did you hear that? Apple TV+ welcomes you to hear our world as you’ve never heard it before. Earthsounds.”

And that’s all he says. But the roughly 30-second trailer emphasizes natural sounds, of course. Thrumming raindrops on jungle foliage. A koala bear’s unfamiliar call. And in the most impressive bit, the sound of a crocodile’s eye opening and closing like a lens shutter.

Apple TV+ said the documentary series took 1,000 days over three and a half years to film and record. The streamer describes the series this way:

Earthsounds reveals our planet like never before — a world buzzing with unexpected, unfamiliar and untold sonic stories that we have never been able to capture — until now. The series documents over 3,000 hours of audio, using cutting-edge technology to record our planet in brand-new ways. Filmed across 20 countries on all seven continents, Earthsounds … travels to spectacular habitats, including the Queensland rainforest, the Antarctic ice shelf, the Namibian dunes, tropical coral reefs and more.

Discoveries and rarely heard recordings from the series include snow leopards singing love songs, the intimate chatter of ostrich chicks from inside their eggs, musical spiders, walrus’s underwater courtship calls and more. But it’s not just animals that make unusual noises. The series also captures the mesmerizing secret sounds of our planet, including the hum of deserts, drinking trees and the mysterious buzz of the northern lights.

And Hiddleston displayed characteristic enthusiasm for the project, actually commenting for the press materials.

“I loved narrating Earthsounds,” Hiddleston said. “Offspring Films and Apple TV+ have created something totally unique. To see, and hear, the natural world in such extraordinary, intimate detail is utterly thrilling. It inspires wonder and awe.”

Watch the trailer:

Offspring Films produced Earthsounds, with Alex Williamson and Isla Robertson serving as executive producers. Sam Hodgson serves as series producer. Tom Payne directs. Earthsounds follows four-time BAFTA Award-nominated Earth At Night In Color as the second collaboration between Offspring Films and Apple TV+.

Watch and listen to Earthsounds on Apple TV+

All 12 episodes of Earthsounds premiere on Apple TV+ February 23. You can get the service by subscription for $9.99 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 launching 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 in its debut. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have earned 464 wins and 2,083 award nominations and counting,,” the service said.

Those include multi-Emmy Award-winning comedy Ted Lasso and historic Oscar Best Picture winner CODA.

Watch on Apple TV

Source: Apple TV+


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