Fox and Nationwide Geographic have introduced that the Emmy-winning collection Cosmos will return for a second season, premiering in 2019. The 13-episode collection, subtitled Doable Worlds, will once more be hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Seth MacFarlane (The Orville) will return as govt producer, as will producer/author/director Ann Druyan, who gained an Emmy award for writing and a Peabody award for producing the 2014 season.
The unique Carl Sagan collection from 1980 was, on the time, essentially the most profitable public tv collection ever made. The reboot in 2014, known as Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey, not solely coated astronomical phenomena but additionally profiles of little-known scientists.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is a world-renowned astrophysicist, head of the Hayden Planetarium in New York Metropolis, and recipient of the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal. He additionally hosts the popular podcast StarTalk in between his quite a few tv appearances.
A SpaceTime Oddyssey was the most-watched collection internationally ever on Nationwide Geographic. The brand new season will arrive in Spring 2019 and it’ll air on Fox right here within the U.S. and on Nationwide Geographic worldwide.
Deadline stories that the 2 networks originally teamed up on the reboot, as a result of their company relationship throughout the Fox Networks. They may proceed to collaborate on the brand new season, whilst the 2 networks are going their very own separate methods. Nationwide Geographic is without doubt one of the 21st Century Fox property which can be being offered to Disney as a part of their $52 billion mega deal.
The primary season of the collection was well-received, and the brand new season guarantees to “enterprise to beforehand uncharted territories.”
Nationwide Geographic may also publish a companion e-book Cosmos: Doable Worlds by Ann Druyan, who’s additionally Carl Sagan’s widow. The e-book is a follow-up to the Sagan bestseller Cosmos: A Private Voyage revealed in 1980, which is without doubt one of the top-selling science books of all time.
“When isn’t it the precise time to convey Cosmos again?” govt producer Brannon Braga asked at New York Comic-Con in 2014 when discussing the revival of the collection. “There are at all times darkish forces of irrational considering. Science is at all times related. Actuality is related. Nature is related. A plausible view of the world that’s actual is related.”