On the heels of “COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey’s,” National Geographic Channel today announced the premiere of the network’s first-ever late-night series, “Star Talk,” which will be hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and is based on Tyson’s popular podcast series of the same name.
Per the press release, the new TV series will bridge the intersection between pop culture and science, with a lineup that will include both celebrities and scientists, who will collect to discuss the latest developments in space science.
Premiering April 2015, the series will be produced by National Geographic Studios and will be taped in front of a studio audience at the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium, where Tyson serves as director.
“COSMOS allowed us to share the awesome power of the universe with a global audience in ways that we never thought possible,” said host Tyson. “To be able to continue to spread wonder and excitement through Star Talk, which is a true passion project for me, is beyond exciting. And National Geographic Channel is the perfect home as we continue to explore the universe.”
“After the global success of COSMOS as one of the most watched series in our history, we are thrilled to be partnering with Neil again on Star Talk — his wildly popular podcast that transcends science and crosses over into pop culture — once again satisfying the audience’s passion for adventure and exploration,” said Courteney Monroe, CEO, National Geographic Channels. “We continue to bolster our programming with series and event specials that are brand definitional, and Star Talk is the perfect opportunity to offer our audience an edgy, late-night alternative with the credibility and authenticity that are the hallmarks of our network.”
The premiere of Star Talk will be accompanied by the one-hour special “Hubble’s Cosmic Journey,” a celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope’s 25 years orbiting our planet, narrated by Tyson.
“Star Talk” will air globally on National Geographic Channel in 171 countries and 45 languages this spring.
Looking forward to it!