Neil deGrasse Tyson is going to host the remake of ‘Cosmos’, Carl Sagan’s popular television series, in a tribute to his mentor.
Insiders say, the television host is going to give an enthralling look to the new show.
The makers say, the new series ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’ will have13 episodes and would be aired on Fox and the National Geographic channel from Sunday, March 9.
Interestingly, Carl Sagan’s widow, Ann Druyan will be the executive producer, director, and writer for the new series. For all those who don’t know, Druyan has already worked with Sagan on the original ‘Cosmos’ series.
Talking about the remake, Director Druyan said, “The worldwide opening for the new ‘Cosmos’ will be the largest ever for a television series.”
While talking about the host Tyson, she said, “He was the perfect choice to host the new series as he has the ardor for science and uncanny ability to communicate complex problems of astrophysics in way people can easily understand them.”
As the previous version of Cosmos was a big hit with an audience of estimated 400 million people over more than 60 countries, the makers hope that the new series would receive a big applause from the audience.