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.