Space inspires awe and wonder but it can also be scary…and lethal. Supermassive black holes, deadly gamma-ray bursts, rogue asteroids, dark energy, supernovas…our world is under attack from above. Killers of the Cosmos takes a film-noir approach to these threats, mixing scripted, animated drama with top experts in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, biology, cosmology and planetary science. The six-part series will premiere in multiple international markets, including the US and across the Asia Pacific in September on Discovery’s linear channels and streaming service, discovery+.
Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, The Wire) steps in as our gumshoe detective. In each episode, he’s got a case to solve, but first he needs evidence. Aided by a mysterious informant, he investigates each disaster-in-the-making via a wide range of experts who’ve studied some of science’s most unbelievable wonders. Dark stars, death rays, little green men, killer rocks, cosmic scrap and the big sleep make up the six cases – each featuring a different deadly danger lurking in the depths of space.
Killers of the Cosmos premiered on Bilibili in China earlier this year, and has accumulated more than 14 million views to date and secured a 9.6 out of 10 ratings on the platform. In the Asia Pacific, the series comes to Discovery’s linear channels and discovery+ India from 5 September. Viewers can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #KillersOfTheCosmos.
Killers of the Cosmos is produced by Wall to Wall Media Ltd for bilibili (Shanghai Kuanyu Digital Technology Co., Ltd) and Discovery, Inc. For Wall to Wall, Executive Producers are Tim Lambert and Jeremy Dear, Series Producer is Nigel Paterson. For Discovery, Executive Producers are Caroline Perez, Abram Sitzer and Wyatt Channell.