Apple TV+ has unveiled a first look at a trio of specialist factual documentary series created by UK indies.

The shows are led by a star-studded lineup of narrators including Olivia Colman, Tom Hiddleston and Paul Rudd. The shows will premiere globally in the autumn.

Tiny World, set for October 2 is narrated by Paul Rudd, and takes a unique perspective on the natural world, exploring the ingenuity and resilience of the smallest animals on the planet. Brand new camera technology will show the world through the eyes of the tiniest creatures and witness the extraordinary things they do to survive. “Tiny World” is produced by Plimsoll Productions, and written and executive produced by Tom Hugh Jones. Dr. Martha Holmes and Grant Mansfield also serve as executive producers on behalf of Plimsoll Productions.

Becoming You premieres on November 13. Olivia Colman narrates the global child development series that explores how the first 2000 days on earth shape the rest of our lives. Told through the eyes of over 100 children across the world, from Nepal to Japan and Borneo, each episode offers a thought-provoking look at how children learn to think, speak and move from birth to five-years-old. It underscores how different our journeys can be but ultimately tells the story of our shared humanity and community when it comes to raising children. This series is produced by Wall to Wall Media and is executive produced by Leanne Klein and Hamo Forsyth.

Earth At Night In Colour, set for December 4, is a landmark natural history series narrated by Tom Hiddleston and uses next-generation cameras to reveal the nocturnal lives of animals, in colour, for the first time ever. Filmed across six continents, from the Arctic Circle to the African grasslands, the series follows the moonlit dramas of animals at night, revealing new insights and never before seen behaviours. “Earth At Night In Colour” is produced by Offspring Films. The series is executive produced by Alex Williamson and Isla Robertson, and produced by Sam Hodgson.

The new documentary series will join “Long Way Up,” the new motorcycle series starring and executive produced by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, that will debut globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, September 18.

Jon Creamer