Cosmos Finally Picked Up for a Second Season

Seth MacFarlane is having a pretty good year with space, and it looks like that's not changing anytime soon. Do you remember back in 2014 when MacFarlane partnered up with Ann Druyan and Brannon Braga to create a reboot of the classic series Cosmos? We had it for a single season and were promised more, when the time was right.

Apparently, that time is now. It was announced today that Fox, along with National Geographic, have ordered a second season/continuation series of the reboot. It'll be called Cosmos: Possible Worlds, and boy are we excited.

Cosmos Finally Picked Up for a Second Season
Seth MacFarlane during the 2017 SDCC pressroom for "The Orville". Photo by Mary Anne Butler

Cosmos: Possible Worlds reunites the executive producer team of Druyan, Braga, and Jason Clark, and Macfarlane for a new series ordered by Fox and National Geographic. Yes, Neil deGrasse Tyson is coming back, too.

Cosmos Finally Picked Up for a Second Season
"Cosmos" reboot producers Brannon Braga and Ann Druyan along with host Neil deGrasse Tyson during San Diego Comic Con 2013. Photo by Bill Watters

Check out the teaser that was released with the announcement:

This will be an interesting project this time around, as National Geographic is one of the properties being shuffled around in the Disney-FOX purchase deal. I'm strangely okay with the idea of Disney having NatGeo in their docket, the possibilities are endless.

National Geographic Books is going to publish a companion book for Cosmos: Possible Worlds that is being called a 'follow up' to Carl Sagan's international bestseller Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.

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.

No premiere date has been released yet, but word is we'll get the new series sometime in the spring of 2019.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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