3rd Season of Nat Geo’s Cosmos, returns with Possible Worlds.
National Geographic has announced the Emmy-, and Peabody Award-winning Cosmos will return for its third season, beginning Sunday 3 March at 20:00.
The program is airing as a global event on National Geographic in 172 countries and 43 languages which now includes South Africa.
The 13-part series will once again be executive-produced, written and directed by Ann Druyan, renowned for NASA’s Voyager Record, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage and Contact, and executive-produced by Seth MacFarlane of Family Guy, The Orville, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey and Brannon Braga of The Orville. Neil deGrasse Tyson, the famed pop-culture icon, astrophysicist and host of the Emmy Award-nominated StarTalk, will return as host.
Continuing the legacy of its predecessors, Cosmos: Possible Worlds will translate the revelations of science into a lavishly transporting experience, taking audiences on a series of spiritual voyages of exploration. The new season will reveal previously uncharted realms, including lost worlds and worlds to come, and those that we may one day inhabit in a thrilling future we can still have.
Co-created by the legendary astronomer Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan in 1980, Cosmos has transported a global audience to the farthest reaches and most deeply hidden recesses of the universe. In the course of those journeys, the series has examined the real stories of the forgotten searchers who helped us understand our place in the universe.
The highly anticipated return of the worldwide phenomenon follows a wildly successful run in 2014 as the most-watched series ever on National Geographic Channels internationally, being seen by more than 135 million people worldwide on National Geographic and FOX.
In conjunction with the launch of the new season, National Geographic will publish a companion book, Cosmos: Possible Worlds , by Ann Druyan, the long-awaited follow-up to Carl Sagan’s international bestseller, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.
Cosmos: Possible Worlds, is produced by Cosmos Studios, the Ithaca, NY-based company Ann Druyan co-founded in 2000, and Fuzzy Door Productions, Seth MacFarlane’s company. Druyan and Brannon Braga are the series’ writers. Druyan, MacFarlane, Braga and Jason Clark executive-produce.