Skip to main content Skip to footer site map
NBC Orders Prehistoric Series SURVIVING EARTH

NBC Orders Prehistoric Series SURVIVING EARTH

“Surviving Earth” will take an incredible journey into prehistory to learn the lessons from past mass extinctions.

NBC is going way back in time to see how life not only survived cataclysmic events but thrived in the unscripted special event series order "Surviving Earth." The series will be available for streaming next day on Peacock and a premiere for the eight-episode hourlong series will be announced at a later date.

A co-production between Universal Television Alternative Studio, a division of Universal Studio Group, and UK indie Loud Minds, "Surviving Earth" will take an incredible journey into prehistory to learn the lessons from past mass extinctions.

Adopting cutting-edge digital technology, each episode transports the viewer back to meet the bizarre and amazing creatures and breathtaking landscapes of a vibrant lost world. Audiences will witness how life finds a way to survive on a planet where meteors fall, super volcanoes erupt, seas boil and the land moves. From the creators of "Walking with Dinosaurs" and "Primeval," these are the stories of the survivors, fighters and lucky ones that shaped the world we live in.

"This epic event series promises to be unlike anything we've seen before, with state-of-the-art technology recreating an immersive view of prehistoric Earth," said Rod Aissa, Executive Vice President, Unscripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. "With a project of this magnitude, we're in excellent hands with Universal Television Alternative Studio and Loud Minds on board bringing it to life."

"This documentary series brings to life the rich history of our planet to shed light on its future," said Toby Gorman, President, Universal Television Alternative Studio. "It's a thrill to tap into the latest technology while diving into Earth's prehistoric past alongside our partners at Loud Minds. We're excited to bring this unparalleled project to NBC."

"In an age when there is so much concern about our changing climate, if we want to know our future we have to understand our past," added Tim Haines, Creative Director, Loud Minds. "We're delighted to bring to NBC this spectacular story that celebrates the power of life on our ever-changing Earth."



Related Stories View MoreTV Stories

From This Author - Michael Major


VIDEO: DAYGLOW Shares Video For New Single 'Deep End'VIDEO: DAYGLOW Shares Video For New Single 'Deep End'
August 18, 2022

In an era of music when most songs take a team of co-writers and producers to create, Dayglow’s music remains uniquely Sloan’s– created solely by him. Dayglow has mastered the art of delivering cathartic music that resonates with the masses, wrapped in a shell of punchy hooks and catchy melodies. Watch the new music video now!

Kali Uchis Is a Three-Time Finalist for the 2022 Billboard Latin Music AwardsKali Uchis Is a Three-Time Finalist for the 2022 Billboard Latin Music Awards
August 18, 2022

Uchis is a finalist in three categories—Latin Pop Artist of the Year (Solo), Hot Latin Songs Artist of the Year (Female) and Top Latin Albums Artist of the Year (Female). Last year, Uchis received seven nominations and won Latin Pop Album of the Year for her critically acclaimed Spanish album Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios).

The Mahones Announce New Album 'Jameson Street'The Mahones Announce New Album 'Jameson Street'
August 18, 2022

The album features previous colleagues and long-time friends including Dave Barton (The Peelers), Nicholas Smyth (The Dreadnoughts), Glenn Milchem (Blue Rodeo), and Stuart Cameron (Crash Test Dummies). There are also a handful of co-writers including Barton, Greg Norton, Owen Warnica, Paddy Concanon, and Jonathon Moorman. 

Showtime Picks Up Hit Drama Series THE CHI for Sixth SeasonShowtime Picks Up Hit Drama Series THE CHI for Sixth Season
August 18, 2022

SHOWTIME has picked up the hit drama series THE CHI for a sixth season. Created and executive produced by Emmy® winner Lena Waithe (Twenties, Boomerang) and executive produced by Academy Award® and Emmy winner Common (Selma), THE CHI is a timely coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents on the South Side of Chicago.

Diane Lane, Tom Hollander & More Join FEUD Season TwoDiane Lane, Tom Hollander & More Join FEUD Season Two
August 18, 2022

Feud: Capote's Women will be based on Laurence Leamer’s book, 'Capote’s Women: A True Story of Love, Betrayal, and a Swan Song for an Era.' Hollander will lead as Capote with Lane playing Slim Keith. The series will also feature Naomi Watts as Babe Paley, Chloë Sevigny as C.Z. Guest, and Calista Flockhart as Lee Radziwill.