Netflix has announced plans for “Bill Nye Saves the World,” the first show since 1998 for TV legend Bill Nye the Science Guy.
“BIll Nye Saves the World” will explore science and its impact on politics, society and pop culture. Each episode takes on a different topic from a scientific point of view, in the process shooting down anti-scientific claims made by politicians, religious leaders and titans of industry.
Nye will also bring in special guests, conduct experiments and, ultimately let the facts make the case. The series is slated to debut in spring 2017.
Writer and stand-up comedian Mike Drucker has been tapped as head writer, while astronomer, author and award-winning science communicator Phil Plait set as head science writer. Michael Naidus (“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”) will serve as showrunner.