Tyson – or “NDT,” as he’s cheekily referred to on the show – plays a version of himself, America’s best-known astrophysicist. The “Cosmos” host recurs in several episodes of the series.
“Future-Worm” centers on 12-year-old Danny Douglas, who has invented a time machine (inside a lunch box) and befriends a hip, talking worm from the future. Together, they go on countless adventures. Tyson occasionally shows up to give Danny advice.
Ryan Quincy (“South Park”) created the series, which premieres August 1 on Disney XD. Andy Milonakis, James Adomian, Jessica DiCicco, Melanie Lynskey, Corey Burton and Quincy provide voices.
Besides Tyson, Jonathan Frakes (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”) also recurs, as TV superhero Steak Starbolt.
Here’s a first look at Tyson on “Future-Worm.”