Hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the series will explore how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey invents new modes of scientific storytelling to reveal the grandeur of the universe and re-invents celebrated elements of the 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 — weaving rigorous science with the emotional and spiritual into a transcendent experience.

Carl Sagan’s original series, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, was first broadcast in 1980, and has been enjoyed by more than 750 million people worldwide.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is produced by Cosmos Studios, the Ithaca, NY-based company Ann Druyan co-founded in 2000, and Fuzzy Door Productions, MacFarlane’s company. Druyan and Steven Soter are the series’ writers. Druyan, MacFarlane, Cosmos Studios President Mitchell Cannold and Brannon Braga (the Star Trek franchise, 24) executive-produce the series. Braga directs the series along with Bill Pope (Spider-Man 2Spider-Man 3The Matrix franchise) and Druyan.