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Greenlit: Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, NGCI / Nat Geo / FOX / Sky 1

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (13 x 60′) – A series combining drama, fantasy and stunning natural reality, that will serve as a successor to the legendary Emmy® Award- and Peabody Award-winning original series.

Hosted by world-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the series aspires to awaken a global audience to the wonders of the universe, as revealed by the awesome power of the scientific perspective. Executive producer Brannon Braga serves as the primary director of the series, with cinematographer Bill Pope also directing. It will feature animated sequences with guest voices from MacFarlane and an array of talent to be announced.

The series will invent new modes of scientific storytelling to reveal the grandeur of the universe and re-invent celebrated elements of the original series, including the Cosmic Calendar and the Ship of the Imagination. Uniting skepticism and wonder, and weaving rigorous science with visual, emotional and spiritual elements, it will be a transcendent experience – a vision of the cosmos on the grandest scale we know.

One of the world’s most beloved science series, the original Cosmos: A Personal Voyage was a watershed moment in nonfiction television, changing the way audiences were able to look beyond our own world when it premiered in 1980. For 33 years, the series has remained in ongoing worldwide distribution, seen by more than 750 million people in more than 175 countries. In the United States, the series was the most highly rated public television series at its time of broadcast, and held that record for a decade. It was also the recipient of three primetime Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award.

Channel: National Geographic Channels International /National Geographic Channel / FOX / Sky 1

Producer: Cosmos Studios / Fuzzy Door Productions

TX: March 2014

Source: National Geographic press release

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