National Geographic announces Cosmos launch
Abu Dhabi, March 12, 2014
National Geographic Abu Dhabi (NGAD) has announced the regional launch of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a thrilling new 13-part series on law of nature, space and time.
The new serial from executive producer/writer/director Ann Druyan and executive producer Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, “Ted”), will premiere on National Geographic Abu Dhabi on March 12 at 8pm (Saudi time).
The regional premier comes just three days after its National Geographic Channel launch – which was the channel’s largest global launch ever for a television series.
More than three decades after the debut of ‘Cosmos: A Personal Voyage’, Carl Sagan’s stunning and iconic exploration of the universe as revealed by science, Seth MacFarlane teamed with Sagan’s original creative collaborators – writer/executive producer/director Druyan and co-writer, astronomer Steven Soter – to conceive the 13-part series that will serve as a successor to the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning original series. It will be presented on National Geographic Abu Dhabi in Arabic.
As with the legendary original series, the new Cosmos is the saga of how we discovered the laws of nature and found our co-ordinates in space and time, said the National Geographic Abu Dhabi in its statement.
The series brings to life never-before-told stories of the heroic quest for knowledge, transporting viewers to new worlds and across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest – and the smallest – scale, it added.-TradeArabia News Service