Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Utterly Brilliant ‘Cosmos’ Returns For Season 2 In 2019

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14 Jan 18

This was some lovely news to wake up with this morning. Neil deGrasse Tyson’s utterly brilliant science documentary series Cosmos is returning for a 2nd season it has been announced.

‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’ aired in 2014 as a follow up to Carl Sagan’s groundbreaking 70s series ‘Cosmos: A Personal Voyage’. The show used a mix of live action, CGI, and traditional animation to bring to life stories and scientific concepts in an easily accessible way.

The first two seasons of the ‘Cosmos’ transported a global audience to the farthest reaches and most deeply hidden recesses of the universe. In the course of those journeys, the series dramatized the lives of many of the forgotten searchers who contributed to the world’s understanding of who, when and where we are in the universe. The new series is titled Cosmos: Possible Worlds and will venture into previously uncharted territories.

The 2014 series was seen by more than 135 million people worldwide on National Geographic and FOX, and 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.

‘Cosmos: Possible Worlds’, which will air in 2019, reunites the same Emmy winning team that made ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’. Neil deGrasse Tyson returns to front the series, whilst Sagan’s widow and frequent collaborator, Ann Druyan, will return as writer and producer. Seth MacFarlane (‘Family Guy’, ‘The Orville’) who was instrumental in getting funding for the 2014 return of the show, is back as exec producer, along with Brannon Braga (‘The Orville’, various ‘Star Treks’, ’24’), and Jason Clark (‘The Orville’, ‘The Long Road Home’).

In conjunction with the launch of the new season, National Geographic Books also 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’.

If you didn’t catch ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’ the first time around, it is now available on Netflix, and I would urge you to go and watch! Cosmos: Possible Worlds‘ will air on National Geographic (and/or FOX) UK in 2019.