Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and host of the mind-blowing 2014 TV series Cosmos, is set to headline a late-night series on the National Geographic Channel called Star Talk. If you have seen the Cosmos yet you have to check it out. Star Talk will be the show which I will get hooked on to. I love his accent and his vast knowledge on the subject and after Stephen Hawking he his the man who can talk about astrophysics.
“Cosmos allowed us to share the awesome power of the universe with a global audience in ways that we never thought possible. 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.”
The series is basically a TV version of Tyson’s podcast of the same name, and it will feature a similar format. So we can expect to see him discuss science and pop culture, as well as conduct interviews with various celebrities, comedians, and scientists.
According to THR, he intends to give Bill Nye a platform for a minute-long rant in each show, which sounds fantastic! The show will be filmed in front of a live studio audience at the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium in New York City, which is where Tyson is based.
National Geographic Channel CEO Courteney Monroe added:
“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. 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 series is set to debut in April, and is slated to air alongside a one-hour special called Hubble’s Cosmic Journey. This will be Aweeesommee.