Neil deGrasse Tyson To Host ‘Cosmos’ Sequel

By Jason Boog Comment

Author and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will host Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, a sequel to Carl Sagan’s classic television series about space. We’ve embedded the trailer above–what do you think?

750 million people around the world have watched Sagan’s series since its 1980 launch. Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will executive produce the show, written by Sagan’s original partners on the project, astronomer Steven Soter and writer and executive producer Ann Druyan.

FOX will release the show in 2014.

Brannon Braga (Star Trek and 24) and Bill Pope (Spider-Man and The Matrix) will direct the series.

Here’s more about the show from the release:

the series will explore how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. It will bring to life never-before-told stories of the heroic quest for knowledge and transport viewers to new worlds and across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest scale. COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY will invent new modes of scientific storytelling to reveal the grandeur of the universe and re-invent celebrated elements of the legendary original series, including the Cosmic Calendar and the Ship of the Imagination. The most profound scientific concepts will be presented with stunning clarity, uniting skepticism and wonder, and weaving rigorous science with the emotional and spiritual into a transcendent experience.