'Cosmos' with Neil deGrasse Tyson Returns in March 2020 on Fox, NatGeo Channel

The third season of the space history series "Cosmos" will premiere on on the National Geographic Channel March 9, the network has announced.

The Emmy and Peabody award-winning series will once again be hosted by science popularizer Neil deGrasse Tyson, who is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Also returning to the show are executive producers Ann Druyan (the creative director of NASA's Voyager interstellar message project), Seth MacFarlane ("The Orville" and "Family Guy"), Brannon Braga (writer and director of "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine") and Jason Clark ("The Orville" and "The Long Road Home.") Druyan will continue to be a writer and director of the show as well.

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"Cosmos" with Neil deGrasse Tyson will return to the National Geographic Channel for a third season in March 2020. (Image credit: National Geographic Channel)

After first airing on National Geographic Channel, the series will run again on Fox in summer 2020.

"This third season of 'Cosmos: Possible Worlds' is our boldest yet," Druyan, whose late husband (Cornell University professor Carl Sagan) hosted the first iteration of Cosmos in the 1980s, said in a statement. 

"The 'Ship of the Imagination' will carry us places we never dared to venture before: lost worlds and worlds to come, deep into the future and straight through that hole in the curtain masking other realities – and all of it rigorously informed by science and made real by lavish VFX [visual effects]."

Some of the topics that will be covered in the series include examining humanity's future on other worlds, examining the history of extinction, and looking at more of the history of the universe in general.

Druyan will also publish a companion book – "Cosmos: Possible Worlds" (Feb. 25, 2020, National Geographic) to both tie in with the current "Cosmos" series and to follow on from the bestselling "Cosmos" book (1980, Random House) penned by Sagan around when his own series aired.

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Elizabeth Howell
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Elizabeth Howell (she/her), Ph.D., is a staff writer in the spaceflight channel since 2022 covering diversity, education and gaming as well. She was contributing writer for Space.com for 10 years before joining full-time. Elizabeth's reporting includes multiple exclusives with the White House and Office of the Vice-President of the United States, an exclusive conversation with aspiring space tourist (and NSYNC bassist) Lance Bass, speaking several times with the International Space Station, witnessing five human spaceflight launches on two continents, flying parabolic, working inside a spacesuit, and participating in a simulated Mars mission. Her latest book, "Why Am I Taller?", is co-written with astronaut Dave Williams. Elizabeth holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, a Bachelor of Journalism from Canada's Carleton University and a Bachelor of History from Canada's Athabasca University. Elizabeth is also a post-secondary instructor in communications and science at several institutions since 2015; her experience includes developing and teaching an astronomy course at Canada's Algonquin College (with Indigenous content as well) to more than 1,000 students since 2020. Elizabeth first got interested in space after watching the movie Apollo 13 in 1996, and still wants to be an astronaut someday. Mastodon: https://qoto.org/@howellspace

  • Odys
    Why do you call it season 3? Are you counting Car Sagan’s Cosmos as season 1 then Neil’s season 2?

    Really wish Neil’s Cosmos had three seasons already but articles like this need to take better care to explain things better.
  • Bert
    The series is more religious than the religion it rebels against. Isn't Neil up on some rape charge or something too. Keeping it classy.