Bill Nye is returning to your TV, Netflix announced on Wednesday.
The scientific personality, who rose to fame on ’90s TV series “Bill Nye, the Science Guy,” will host a talk show called “Bill Nye Saves the World” on the streaming platform.
Set to launch in spring of 2017, each episode will tackle a topic from a scientific point of view, aiming to dispell myths and refute anti-scientific claims that may be espoused by politicians, religious leaders or titans of industry. Netflix said Nye will let facts do a lot of the talking by bringing in special guests and conducting experiments for viewers.
“Bill Nye Saves the World” is produced by by Bunim/Murray Productions, with Gil Goldschein and Julie Pizzi serving as executive producers for the company. Michael Naidus (“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson“) will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Writer and standup comedian Mike Drucker serves as head comedy writer, while astronomer, author and award-winning science communicator Phil Plait serves as head science writer.
“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,” Nye said in a statement. “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.”