The science documentary will be back in 2019.
January 14, 2018
It was announced this weekend that Fox and National Geographic have renewed Cosmos for Season 2. It has been over three years since the science documentary reboot aired its first season, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, so this should comes as welcome news to viewers who enjoyed the first installment back in 2014.
Cosmos: Possible Worlds has been ordered for a premiere in spring 2019, with the same creative team once again behind it. That team includes Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, who was instrumental in rebooting the decades-old original for a new generation of viewers curious about science and space. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will also return to host the upcoming season.
Before the series' recent revival, Carl Sagan created the original Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which aired in 1980 and went on to be considered a milestone for science documentaries. And as the original did, the revival series has been watched by millions of people around the world.
01/21/18 at 07:10pm
Many of the new discoveries in astronomy cast doubt on prior assumptions, but does DeGrasse ever point out all the things he got wrong in previous shows? Never specifically. A problem with these shows is that many ideas are presented as certainties when they should instead be identified as leading theories. A lot of what's new is theoretical and it's likely it will be given more credence than is warranted. More stuff about string theory from the likes of Brian Greene (who also has an agenda), event horizons, living in simulations, and the likelyhood of life in "nearby" solar systems. All of this stuff is interesting, despite the overblown hype of the scientists. For sure we will be told that we (simultaneously) are living in a simulation on a horizon, and that the universe is replete with life! One thing I think they have correct is the amount of dark matter. And theories are full of it.
01/20/18 at 10:47pm
I'm glad to see this one come back. Tyson was an excellent host of the first season, a worth successor to Sagan. And even though it's only been three short years since the first series, all kinds of exciting developments in astronomy and physics have happened in the meantime.
01/17/18 at 05:25am
This is good news! I enjoy Neil deGrasse Tyson. I think he has charisma and intellect and definitely knows what he is talking about. The series has done a great job of explaining the science to a lay audience. I hope that continues in the next season. It is a show every person in my family agrees on for a true family tv experience.
01/17/18 at 01:05am
Neil deGrasse Tyson is the Khardasian of Science. If you can get past his giant ego, this show might be half as decent as Sagans original show. At least Seth McFarlane has an honest geek side for science.
01/15/18 at 04:37pm
01/15/18 at 04:36pm
Haha - I just noticed Seth McFarlane is partners with DeGrasse. Agenda birds of a feather fly together. DeGrasse should be on Orville, I think he fits in perfectly, as a self-indulged self-inflared annoying dumb guy.
01/15/18 at 04:26pm
Cosmos has been well worth watching if you understand what you are getting. Neil deGrasse, who carries himself with the air of a magician, is so anti-religion that he cannot tell a straight tale. When it comes to history, his bias frequently leads to embellished storytelling. Religious people historically screwed up bad many things related to science and did indeed persecute people, but deGrasse's versions are often distorted through his lens. Also, deGrasse has started many a program with promises to more or less tell us such things as how life began, and I believe even in the meaning of life. He lives in sales hype. I've would never watch his talk show, but I'll watch Cosmos because I can easily record it.
01/15/18 at 02:58pm
This is great news and am really glad Tyson is coming back to host it.
01/15/18 at 12:49pm
Well, that is a rare thing to see!!. A show that aired in 2014 gets renewed in 2018?. Amazing. And both versions of the show were great the 1980 version and the later one.