It looks like dinosaur documentaries are still popular, and the new trailer for Prehistoric Planet seems keen to show us that. Just like Walking with Dinosaurs did back in 1999, really. Don’t believe me? Then check out that new trailer for yourself below, and revel in the spectacle of dinosaurs in ultra HD:

I Love Me Some Ultra HD Dinosaurs

I love how the thumbnail makes this pterosaur look like it’s doing tai chi.

Apple TV+ is proud to introduce us to Prehistoric Planet with the trailer above on YouTube. As I keep mentioning, the trailer shows off some extremely high-quality CGI dinosaurs. Seriously, when you can make out individual scales and feathers on these animated dinosaurs, then you know someone spent a lot of money on this. Another reason how you know someone spent a lot of money on this? David Attenborough’s dulcet tones. You can clearly hear his distinctive voice narrating the whole trailer. In fact, he will be the narrator for this entire 5-episode series. It makes this series sound like a proper documentary on top of the gorgeous ultra HD dinosaurs.

As for when we’ll get to see this Prehistoric Planet for ourselves? Apparently, these ultra HD dinosaurs will arrive on May 23, 2022. Oh, and as you might expect, this series will be an Apple TV exclusive. If you want to watch it, you’re going to have to cough up some money for an Apple TV+ account. Fortunately, it’s only $4.99 per month, so it won’t be too big a drain on your wallet if you do choose to pay for it.

Prehistoric Planet: Details

"Prehistoric Planet" key art.
There’s the man himself, calmly narrating the end of the dinosaurs apparently.

Prehistoric Planet will be a 5-part nature documentary on Apple TV+ that will premiere on May 23, 2022; with each episode being 40 minutes long. This latest attempt at a dinosaur documentary will feature Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Avengers, Spider-Man: Homecoming) and Mike Gunton (The Trials of Life, Life, The Green Planet) as executive producers. Hans Zimmer (The Lion King, Pirates of the Caribbean series, The Dark Knight trilogy) will do the music for this documentary. BBC Studios Natural History Unit is the production company behind this documentary, with Moving Picture Company responsible for the visual effects and CGI. So all those gorgeous ultra HD dinosaurs? Yeah, you have MPC to thank for them. And lastly, as mentioned before, David Attenborough will narrate this gorgeous-looking documentary.

"Prehistoric Planet" key art showing off the sauropod with the rows of inflatable throat sacs.
Sauropods with inflatable throat sacs? Well, it’s not impossible.

For more information, there’s Apple TV’s synopsis of Prehistoric Planet on their YouTube trailer’s description. Check it out below:

“Experience the world of dinosaurs like never before in this epic docuseries from Executive Producer Jon Favreau and the producers of Planet Earth. With David Attenborough and accompanied by a breathtaking score by Hans Zimmer, Prehistoric Planet is a five-night documentary event coming to Apple TV+ May 23rd.”

Source: Apple TV YouTube, Apple TV+