Popular astronomer Carl Sagan had made the Cosmos mini-series which was a highly engaging journey traversing the theories of astronomy and the cosmos. Sagan discussed the subjects, such as the life’s origin, in a way that those with scientific aptitude as well as laymen could easily understand.
Audiences embarked on a journey exploring the possibilities of life on Mars in the Cosmos Episode 5 titled “Blues For A Red Planet.” He then shared his opinions related to whether it is important for humans to intervene or not if life is discovered on the Red Planet. He said: “If there is life on Mars, I believe we should do nothing with Mars. Mars then belongs to the Martians, even if the Martians are only microbes. The existence of an independent biology on a nearby planet is a treasure beyond assessing, and the preservation of that life must, I think, supersede any other possible use of Mars.”
Courtesy the joint endeavor of Fox and National Geographic, the series was rebooted in 2014 and titled Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey, getting over 135 million viewers globally and going on to become the most-watched series on any of the National Geographic channels. After a four-year-long break, the reboot will now be comic back for a Season Two.
The 2014 Cosmos reboot had the famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson giving the galactic lesson to a captivated viewership. He was well matched by a creative team that included the executive producer Seth MacFarlane and executive producer/writer/director Ann Druyan. The series also had Brannon Braga and Jason Clark as executive producers.
Now the same team is making a comeback for the new season titled Cosmos: Possible World. MacFarlane played a key role in reviving the iconic Sagan series, and Druyan received a Peabody Award as well as an Emmy Award in 2014 after she produced the initial season in 2014.
Fuzzy Door Productions belonging to MacFarlane, and the Ithaca New York-based Cosmos Studios of Druyan will handle the production. Druyan, MacFarlane, Braga, and Clark will be back as executive producers. Druyan and Braga will also write the series. Cosmos: Possible World will be unveiled in 171 countries and 43 languages globally in spring of next year.