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Aug 8 2011 2:42pm

Cosmos Sequel Series Announced

Fox has announced a follow up to the classic and critically acclaimed documentary series Cosmos. Ann Druyan, the widow of Carl Sagan, the originator of the first series, will be involved, along with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. Surprisingly, the show will also be produced by Seth MacFarlane of Family Guy fame. Right now, news sources are saying Fox is preparing the new series for a 2013 launch. 

This isn’t the first time someone outside of the science community has taken an active interest in Carl Sagan. Indeed, just a few years ago, Jack White produced the lovely “Glorious Dawn” song using samples of Sagan from Cosmos. (Revisit it above!)

[News via Deadline Hollywood]

2 comments
RJK
1. RJK
FYI, Ann Druyan also co-wrote the original Cosmos series. While the late Dr. Sagan was the presenter and public face of the show, Ms. Druyan was arguably just as much of an "originator" as he was.
RJK
2. Bluejay
To give full credit, "A Glorious Dawn" was created by musician John Boswell, who has since made several other science-related music videos that can be seen on his website, Symphony of Science. Jack White's Third Man Records merely made the song available on vinyl because of the enormous response to Boswell's video on YouTube.

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