The series, from executive producers Jon Favreau and Mike Gunton and BBC Studios Natural History Unit (“Planet Earth”), and narrated by Sir David Attenborough with an original score by Hans Zimmer, Anže Rozman and Kara Talve from Bleeding Fingers Music, is set to debut globally on May 22, 2023 on Apple TV+.
This season rolls out in a five-day, week-long epic event on Apple TV+, with new episodes transporting viewers back millions of years in the past to discover our world — and the dinosaurs that roamed it — all in extraordinary detail.
Exploring five new habitats, audiences can expect to be transported to the active volcanoes of India, the marshlands of Madagascar, the deep oceans near North America and so much more. Throughout this season, the series and its creators take you up close into dinosaurs’ habitats to experience the dangers, the adventures and even the camaraderie between species unlike any we’ve seen before.
“Prehistoric Planet” brings exciting scientific discoveries in season two that unearth dinosaur behavior and introduce never-before-seen apex predators. New studies show that giant herbivore dinosaurs, like Tarchia, were formidable fighters — their armored skin defended against predators, as well as among themselves for mating rights.
While the T. rex was known to be the mightiest predator on land, a lesser-known rival for the title of “Prehistoric Planet’s Deadliest” ruled the seas. The giant Mosasaurus was a 55-foot aquatic lizard capable of accelerating through the water at incredible speeds and launching attacks that its prey would never see coming.
Isisaurus is one of many dinosaurs making their screen debut in season two. Fossil records show that they may have nested in huge lava covered areas, deliberately laying their eggs where volcanic heat warmed the ground. Predators were also found in the air; Quetzalcoatlus was a giraffe-sized flying reptile and the biggest animal ever to fly.
These incredible pterosaurs could attack and fly with prey up to 100 lbs., armed with a six-foot, fast-stabbing beak. “Prehistoric Planet” season two introduces many dinosaur species new to science and named in recent years from the Cretaceous world while also hinting at other animals that lived alongside dinosaurs, including early members of most groups of animals, like mammals and reptiles, alive today.
Prehistoric Planet returns Monday 22nd May on Apple TV+.