Media and tech giant Apple has commissioned a natural history docuseries from BBC Studios about the last days of the dinosaurs, exploring life on Earth 66 million years ago.
Prehistoric Planet comes from Planet Earth II exec producer Mike Gunton and Iron Man- and The Lion King-director Jon Favreau. Using CGI recreations, it brings viewers back to the age of dinosaurs, just as extinction loomed for the reptilian giants. The series follows previous BBC dinosaur programs like 1999′s Walking with Dinosaurs (pictured) and 2011′s Planet Dinosaur.
Prehistoric Planet is produced by BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit, with Favreau and Gunton serving as executive producers. The project is supported by series producer Tim Walker and Academy Award-winner Andrew R. Jones.
The docuseries is the latest unscripted news from Apple regarding its upcoming Apple TV+ SVOD service, joining Oprah Winfrey’s Toxic Labor and untitled mental health project, along with the revival of her famous book club.
The Prehistoric Planet news was first reported by UK trade Broadcast.