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Fox and National Geographic Release Exclusive First Look at Highly Anticipated “COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS” at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

July 21, 2018

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 21, 2018--FOX and National Geographic today released a first look at the highly anticipated return of the Emmy Award-winning worldwide phenomenon  COSMOS. Executive producer/writer/director Ann Druyan (who won an Emmy Award for writing the 2014 series and a Peabody Award for producing it) and executive producers Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY, THE ORVILLE, “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey”), Brannon Braga (THE ORVILLE, “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey,” “Terra Nova”) and Jason Clark (THE ORVILLE, “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey”), along with series host Neil deGrasse Tyson, the famed pop-culture icon, astrophysicist and host of the Emmy Award-nominated “StarTalk,” were all on hand to share the sneak peek during their panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2018. COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS is set to premiere on FOX and National Geographic in March 2019.

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Following a wildly successful run in 2014 as the most-watched series ever on National Geographic Channels internationally, and seen by more than 135 million people worldwide on National Geographic and FOX, the new season will once again premiere in the U.S. on both FOX and National Geographic and globally on National Geographic in 171 countries and 43 languages.

In the vastness of space and the immensity of time, the number of worlds to explore and stories to tell are virtually infinite. The first two seasons of the COSMOS television series transported a global audience to the farthest reaches and most deeply hidden recesses of the universe. In the course of those journeys, the series dramatized the lives of many of the forgotten searchers who contributed to the world’s understanding of who, when and where we are in the universe.  COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS  will venture to previously uncharted territories.

In conjunction with the launch of the new season, National Geographic will publish a companion book, COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS, by Ann Druyan, the long-awaited follow-up to Carl Sagan’s international bestseller, COSMOS: A Personal Voyage. Sale date is February 19, 2019.

COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS  is produced by Cosmos Studios, the Ithaca, NY-based company Ann Druyan co-founded in 2000, and Fuzzy Door Productions, Seth MacFarlane’s company. Druyan and Brannon Braga are the series’ writers. Druyan, MacFarlane, Braga and Jason Clark executive-produce. “Like” COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS on Facebook at CosmosOnTV. Follow the series on Twitter  @CosmosOnTV. See photos and videos on Instagram by following  @CosmosOnTV.

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About Fox Broadcasting Company

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), a unit of 21 st  Century Fox, is home to some of the highest-rated and most acclaimed series on television, including 9-1-1, EMPIRE, THE ORVILLE, THE GIFTED, THE RESIDENT, LETHAL WEAPON, GOTHAM, STAR, THE SIMPSONS, FAMILY GUY, BOB’S BURGERS, HELL’S KITCHEN, MASTERCHEF, MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, THE FOUR: BATTLE FOR STARDOM, BEAT SHAZAM, LOVE CONNECTION and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE; as well as new series GORDON RAMSAY’S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK, REL, THE COOL KIDS, LAST MAN STANDING, THE PASSAGE and PROVEN INNOCENT. FOX airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week, as well as major sports and Sunday morning news. Through the FOX NOW app, FOX viewers can watch full episodes of their favorite FOX shows on a variety of digital platforms, while enjoying enhanced interactive and social capabilities around those shows. Download the FOX NOW app at  www.fox.com/foxnow. To watch primetime programming live on the web, visit www.fox.com/live. “Like” FOX on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/FOXTV  and follow the network on Twitter @FOXTV. For additional information about FOX, please visit  www.fox.com.

About National Geographic Partners LLC

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 130 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+,YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

About Cosmos Studios

Co-founded in 2000 by CEO and visionary Ann Druyan, Ithaca, NY-based Cosmos Studios creates, produces, and distributes eye, brain, heart and soul-nourishing science-based entertainment in all media.

Cosmos Studios aims to tear down the walls that have excluded so many from the scientific enterprise. We work to demystify the language, values, and drama of science, to give everyone the power of its permanently revolutionary methodology.

Carl Sagan, and those privileged to work with him, demonstrated that there is a world-wide appetite for compelling entertainment that reflects our dawning awareness of cosmic evolution and our place in its great story. There is a planet-wide hunger for images and dreams that reflect our radically altered sense of who, where, and when we are… where we might go, who we might become.

In collaboration with award-winning writers, artists, filmmakers, producers, researchers, engineers, educators, artists, and a growing list of partners across science, communications, and finance, we seek to touch audiences with the soaring spiritual high that comes from grasping science’s central revelation- our oneness with the cosmos.

Come with us at www.cosmosstudios.com

on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/CosmosStudiosOfficial/

on Twitter at  twitter.com/CosmosStudios1

on Instagram at  www.instagram.com/cosmosstudiosofficial/

About Fuzzy Door Productions

Led by director, writer and producer Seth MacFarlane, Fuzzy Door Productions is the production company behind many of today’s most successful film and television projects. Jason Clark serves as its President and oversees all areas of development and production for the company’s film and television slate. Fuzzy Door produced “COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey,” and currently produces FOX’s hit space adventure series, THE ORVILLE, as well as the beloved animated television shows FAMILY GUY and “American Dad!.” On the film side, Fuzzy Door has produced “Ted,” “Ted 2” and “A Million Ways to Die in the West.”

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CONTACT: FOX Broadcasting Company

Tamara Hosvepian, 310-369-0827

Tamara.Hosvepian@fox.com

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National Geographic

Jenn DeGuzman, 212-656-0713

Jennifer.DeGuzman@natgeo.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENTERTAINMENT TV AND RADIO OTHER SCIENCE SCIENCE

SOURCE: National Geographic

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