Hans Zimmer is composing original music for the upcoming Apple TV+ natural history series Prehistoric Planet. The composer is co-scoring the show with Anze Rozman (The Planets, Universe) and Kara Talve (Perpetual Planet: Heroes of the Oceans) for Bleeding Fingers Music. He also co-wrote the series’ theme with Andrew Christie (The Flood) for Bleeding Fingers Music. The 5-part documentary is narrated by Sir David Attenborough and recreates the last days of the dinosaurs and uses CGI to take viewers back in time, experiencing the wonders of planet Earth 66 million years ago. Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Mandalorian, The Jungle Book) and Mike Gunton (Dynasties, The Green Planet) are executive producing the project from BBC Studios’ Bristol-based Natural History Unit. Zimmer has previously collaborated with Favreau on Disney’s The Lion King remake and also contributed music to the BBC natural history shows Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II and Seven Worlds One Planet. Prehistoric Planet will premiere on May 23, 2022 on Apple TV+.

(Article updated on April 2 with full composer credits; a press release and an announcement on Zimmer’s social media channels only mentioned Zimmer as the project’s composer)

Zimmer’s other upcoming projects also include Joseph Kosinski’s Top Gun: Maverick and Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part Two.