FOX and National Geographic have posted its latest trailer for the new series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. The series is set to debut Sunday, March 9 on Fox and the following night on National Geographic. The 13-episode series will propel viewers 14 billion years, through the history of our universe.
Cosmos sets off in the gargantuan footsteps of Carl Sagan’s landmark 1980 series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, the visually stunning series that made science both hip and understandable. The new voyage, a collaboration of Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, American Dad) and Sagan’s original creative team — writer/executive producer Ann Druyan and astronomer Steven Soter – will be hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. The 13-part docu-series will, according to Fox, “serve as a successor to the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning original series.”
Transporting viewers across space and time, Cosmos will “re-invent” some the original series’ most celebrated elements, including the Cosmic Calendar and Ship of the Imagination, while presenting new stories of the heroic quest for knowledge.
The new trailer debuted during Super Bowl 2014.