July 25, 2018

National Geographic announced today that One Strange Rock has been picked up for a second season. The good news follows a successful freshman run for the documentary series, which garnered critical acclaim and reached 81 million viewers around the globe.

Hosted by Will Smith, the series delves into the extraordinary story of why life on Earth as we know it exists. Episodes also feature commentary from eight astronauts who offer their unique perspectives of being away from Earth.

Season 2 of One Strange Rock will continue its investigation into what makes planet Earth so unique in the universe. Production is slated to begin in early 2019, with a return likely later in the year.