'The New Mexico Film Office announces the long-awaited follow-up to COSMOS: A Personal Voyage, Carl Sagan's stunning and iconic exploration of the universe'
New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today the production of the documentary television series COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odysseyfilming in May through early June in Santa Fe.
The production will employ at least 80 New Mexico crewmembers, principal actors and background talent.
COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey is the long-awaited follow-up to, COSMOS: A Personal Voyage, Carl Sagan's stunning and iconic exploration of the universe as revealed by science. Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, American Dad, Ted) and Sagan's original creative collaborator, writer/executive producer Ann Druyan, have teamed up to conceive this 13-part docu-series, which will premiere on FOX Broadcasting in early 2014.
Hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson (NOVA ScienceNow) and Franklin P. Rose, director of the Hayden Planetarium, the series will explore how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time.
Carl Sagan's original series, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, was first broadcast in 1980, and has been enjoyed by more than 750 million people worldwide.
COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odysseyis produced by Cosmos Studios, the Ithaca, NY-based company Ann Druyan co-founded in 2000, and Fuzzy Door Productions. Druyan and Steven Soter are the series' writers. Druyan, MacFarlane, Cosmos Studios president Mitchell Cannold and Brannon Braga (Star Trek franchise, 24) will executive produce the series. Braga and Bill Pope (Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, The Matrix franchise) will direct the series. Jason Clark, (TED, 42) is the producer.