Netflix renews Bill Nye show for Season 2
VOD News | On 16, Jun 2017
Netflix has renewed Bill Nye Saves the World for a second season.
“If Twitter is any indication, the world still needs saving.” That’s the logic behind the streaming giant’s decision to order a second run of its educational show. And it’s a calculation that’s hard to disprove, as Season 1 saw the Emmy-nominated host, educator, engineer, and curator of curiosity dispel myths such as alternative medicine and explain such issues as climate change – which, as President Donald Trump demonstrated last week, many people still deny exists.
The commission of Season 2 arrives within two months of the first season’s premiere, suggesting that the show’s uneven but likeable blend of panel dicussion and lab experiments certainly hit the right formula for family audiences.
Here’s the video announcing the show’s future return:
Trailer: Bill Nye will save the world on Netflix this April
16th June 2017
Two months into 2017 and already, many people are wondering who will save the world. Last year, though, Netflix already had the answer: Bill Nye.
The American scientist, educator, mechanical engineer, and curator of curiosity is a household name in the States, thanks to his PBS kids’ series in the 90s, Bill Nye the Science Guy. In the UK, he’s less of a known figure, so Netflix’s announcement of “Bill Nye Saves the World” may have been met with bemused expressions. This first trailer for the Netflix series, though, should turn that expression into a big grin.
Each episode of the programme will see Nye tackle a specific topic or concept through lively panel discussions, wide-ranging correspondent reports from a crackerjack team, and a blend of lab procedure and sly personality. You can expect dancing, singing, silly pranks and the world’s best dad dancing, as well as a healthy dose of mad scientist laughs. Joining Nye will be a host of celebrity names, as well as people such as comedian Nazeem Hussain and model and programmer Karlie Kloss.
The result is a show that looks like fun family viewing – more importantly, fun family viewing that’s based on knowledge. In an age of alt-facts and post-truth, the promise of debunking anti-scientific myths and exploring the reality of climate change just might save the world after all.
All 13 episodes of the series premiere on Friday 21st April. Here’s the teaser:
Bill Nye Saves the World is available on Netflix UK, as part of £7.49 monthly subscription.
Photo: Eddy Chen / Netflix
Bill Nye Netflix show introduces correspondents
14th October 2016
Bill Nye Saves the World has unveiled its global array of correspondents hoping to team up with the engineer and presenter and, well, save the world.
Netflix’s talk show, announced earlier this year, will see Nye return to the TV since first emerging as a household name in the 1990s as the creator and star of the Emmy award-winning Bill Nye the Science Guy. Haven’t heard of him in the UK? This new video gives you a taste of his sense of humour – and his taste in bow ties.
The programme will tackle a different topic in each episode from a scientific point of view, dispelling myths, and refuting anti-scientific claims that may be espoused by politicians, religious leaders or titans of industry.
Helping him are: Model and Entrepreneur Karlie Kloss, Space Exploration Advocate Emily Calandrelli, Comedian Joanna Hausmann, Comedian Nazeem Hussain and Derek Muller from Veritasium.
Netflix announces new talk show with Bill Nye
1st September 2016
Netflix has announced a new talk show starring scientist, engineer, comedian, author and inventor Bill Nye.
The streaming giant made its name with prestigious dramas such as House of Cards, but has since been ordering increasingly diverse original projects, from the reboot of old sitcom Full House to animated comedy BoJack Horseman. Its most surprising departure, though, was the commission of a talk show hosted by Chelsea Handler – called Chelsea – with new episodes arrive weekly almost throughout the year on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. That formula has clearly worked on some level, as the streaming service is dipping its toes into talk show waters once again. Its host, though, couldn’t be more different.
Titled Bill Nye Saves the World, each episode will tackle a topic from a scientific point of view, dispelling myths, and refuting anti-scientific claims that may be espoused by politicians, religious leaders or titans of industry.
Bill Nye Saves the World will mark Nye’s return to TV since first emerging as a household name in the 1990s as the creator and star of the Emmy award-winning Bill Nye the Science Guy, which ran for five seasons and introduced millennial audiences to science and engineering.
“Since the start of the Science Guy show, I’ve been on a mission to change the world by getting people everywhere excited about the fundamental ideas in science,” says Bill Nye. “Today, I’m excited to be working with Netflix on a new show, where we’ll discuss the complex scientific issues facing us today, with episodes on vaccinations, genetically modified foods and climate change. With the right science and good writing, we’ll do our best to enlighten and entertain our audience. And, perhaps we’ll change the world a little.”
Bill will bring in special guests, conduct experiments and demonstrations during the show, aiming to let the facts lead the argument.
The show is produced for Netflix by Bunim/Murray Productions. Gil Goldschein and Julie Pizzi serve as Executive Producers for Bunim/Murray Productions. Michael Naidus (The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson) serves as showrunner and Executive Producer. Writer and standup comedian Mike Drucker serves as Head Comedy Writer and, astronomer, author and award-winning science communicator Phil Plait serves as Head Science Writer.