Bill Nye the Science Guy has landed a new show on Netflix it has been announced. Called Bill Nye Saves the World, it’s described as a ‘late-night-style talk show’, exploring science, and its impact on politics, society and pop culture.
Although he’s probably better know for his appearances on Big Bang Theory in the UK, his 90’s show Bill Nye the Science Guy was hugely popular in the US, teaching millions of young, and old, about science and engineering.
“Since the start of the Science Guy show, I’ve been on a mission to change the world by getting people everywhere excited about the fundamental ideas in science,” said Bill Nye. “Today, I’m excited to be working with Netflix on a new show, where we’ll discuss the complex scientific issues facing us today, with episodes on vaccinations, genetically modified foods and climate change. With the right science and good writing, we’ll do our best to enlighten and entertain our audience. And, perhaps we’ll change the world a little.”
In Bill’s unfiltered style, he will bring in special guests, conduct experiments and demonstrations, and ultimately let the facts lead the argument.
This is another example of Netflix branching out from their core of drama, comedy and documentary programming. They recently added the talk show Chelsea, starring Chelsea Handler, and have the Sylvester Stallone backed Ultimate Beastmaster reality sports show also in development.
Bill Nye Saves the World is produced for Netflix by Bunim/Murray Productions. Gil Goldschein and Julie Pizzi serve as Executive Producers for Bunim/Murray Productions. Michael Naidus (The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson) serves as showrunner and Executive Producer. Writer and standup comedian Mike Drucker serves as Head Comedy Writer; and, astronomer, author and award-winning science communicator Phil Plait serves as Head Science Writer.
Bill Nye Saves the World will air in 2017 on Netflix.