Peacock Orders New Bill Nye Series, The End Is Nye
The show will dive into the mystery and reality of both natural and unnatural threats.
Peacock has ordered the science series The End is Nye, hosted and co-executive produced by pre-eminent science guy, Bill Nye. According to a release, each episode will dive into the mystery and reality of both natural and unnatural threats, "from viruses to volcanoes, asteroids to authoritarianism, and climate change to chemical warfare."
The show, the release promises, is intended to explore "worldwide catastrophes" and their ability to provide both "thrills, but also hope and a way forward… The End is Nye offers a scientific blueprint for surviving anything that comes our way." No release date has yet been announced, nor has it been disclosed how many episodes of the new series will be in the works. Previously, Nye's Bill Nye Saves the World ran for three seasons on Netflix.
Brannon Braga (Cosmos: Possible Worlds, Star Trek) will serve as showrunner, director, and co-executive producer of all episodes. Fuzzy Door Production's Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy) and president Eric Huggins will round out the co-executive production duties. The series is coming about via Fuzzy Door's current overall deal with NBCUniversal.
MacFarlane is also reportedly working on starring the Lucas Brothers--who are identical twin comedians, actors, and writers--which doesn't yet have a home. For NBCUniversal, MacFarlane is also adapting The Winds of War and War and Remembrance--a series of World War II novels.
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