Wonderful news for space fans. “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” has been renewed for a second season.
So, yesterday (Jan. 13), Fox and National Geographic announced that the series will return in the spring of 2019. Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist and host of the Emmy Award-nominated “Star Talk,” returns as host of the series.
The science documentary television series is a follow-up to the 1980s series “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage” with Carl Sagan.
However, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will transport you to some mysterious places in the next season, called the “Cosmos: Possible Worlds”
Creator Ann Druyan is the executive producer together with MacFarlane, Brannon Braga, and Jason Clark. She’ll also publish a companion book of the same name as a follow-up to Sagan’s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.
Druyan and series co-writer Steven Soter won an Emmy Award for the show’s first season, which debuted in March 2014.
“Following a wildly successful run in 2014 as the most-watched series ever on National Geographic Channels internationally, and seen by more than 135 million people worldwide on National Geographic and FOX, the new season will once again premiere in the U.S. on both FOX and National Geographic and globally on National Geographic in 171 countries and 43 languages,” according to a news release from National Geographic.
Cosmos Studios, the Ithaca, NY-based company Druyan co-founded in 2000, and Fuzzy Door Productions, MacFarlane’s company will produce the show.
“Cosmos” television series gathered a global audience to the farthest reaches and most deeply hidden places of the universe. The science show dramatized the lives of many of the forgotten searchers. It revived the ones who contributed to the world’s understanding of who, when and where we are in the universe.
“Cosmos: Possible Worlds” will venture to previously unexplored places.
Thumbnail image: Cosmos: Possible Worlds. Credit: Fox/National Geographic.