Everyone’s favorite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, took to Twitter on Saturday to confirm to fans that Cosmos is coming back for a second season.  Season two will be titled Cosmos: Possible Worlds.  Tyson will return as host.  Anne Druyan, who wrote on the 1980 Cosmos: A Personal Journey and created the 2014 series, is back as executive producer and writer.

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According to space.com, the 2014 Cosmos was the “most-watched series ever on National Geographic Channels internationally, and seen by more than 135 million people worldwide.”  That bodes well for the success of the upcoming iteration.  

Not only that, but Druyan says that the new series will give a positive look at our possible future.  In an interview with Los Angeles reporters she said, “So much of what we see and so much of what our kids and grandchildren see is so dystopic and despairing. It’s like … our punishment for all our sins is just around the corner, and humanity doesn’t have a future except the one that’s choking and dying. And in ‘Cosmos’ we imagine the future that we can still have.”  That is music to this science lover’s ears.  We all need to have something to hope for. 

Cosmos: Possible Worlds will premiere on NatGeo and Fox in the spring of 2019.

 

 

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