January 13, 2017

National Geographic Channel announced today that Mars has been renewed for a second season. The docu-drama, which premiered late last year, fared well for the cable network over its six-episode run. The series was regularly in the Top 10 scripted cable shows in the U.S., and globally it was watched by over 36 million viewers.

Set in both the future and the present day, Mars blends a scripted drama with documentary-style interviews featuring some of the brightest minds in modern science. Together, they illuminate how research and development is creating the technology that will enable mankind's first attempt at a mission to Mars.