Sir David Attenborough is returning to our screens with his wildlife tales, and this time he’s heading back to the prehistoric days.
In a new series for Apple TV+, Sir David will explore the lives of dinosaurs that roamed our planet more than 66million years ago.
The legendary broadcaster and naturalist is the voice of Prehistoric Planet, which will use state-of-the-art technology and scientific research to transport viewers to the ancient world.
In the first-look trailer, Sir David, 95, says: ‘Join us for a story you have never heard, on a scale you have never witnessed.’
The series will reveal that the Tyrannosaurus rex species weren’t the scary monsters we think of today, and in fact were caring parents.
Not just that, but the fathers of the species played the biggest caregiver role, and used nuzzling as a form of communication because they had highly sensitive faces.
Adding more dinosaur surprises to the mix, the teaser also shows the species was capable of living in a vast range of habitats, including on a beach, and that baby Tyrannosaurus rex had feathers.
Set against the backdrop of the Cretaceous period, viewers will witness ancient coasts, deserts, fresh water, ice worlds and forests.
This upcoming series follows a recently-launched BBC documentary where Sir David explored how dinosaurs came to be extinct.
In the one-off film Dinosaurs: The Final Day, with David Attenborough, the national treasure took a deep dive into fossil fings from a new dig site at a secret, prehistoric graveyard hidden in the low hills of North Dakota, called Tanis.
The fossilised creatures at the site, dating from the very end of the Late Cretaceous period and buried in a crumbly layer of rock, were preserved in such detail that they could help offer a clearer picture of the time just before an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs than ever before.
Sir David enthused: ‘Dinosaurs were among nature’s most extraordinary creatures, dominating the planet for over 150million years before they became extinct.
‘Tanis could be a place where the remains can give us an unprecedented window into the lives of the very last dinosaurs, and a minute-by-minute picture of what happened when the asteroid hit.’