Bill Nye has always been the Science Guy even after his PBS show went off the air almost twenty years ago, but his return has never been more needed. And now we know just when Bill Nye Saves the World: Netflix has released the first trailer for Nye’s new talk show/live lab experiment, which will premiere April 21.
The official Netflix page for the show describes it succinctly: “Bill Nye hosts a talk show exploring scientific issues from space exploration to fad diets. Guests join for lab demos and myth busting.” The original announcement from last August gives a sense of the structure: “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.”
And he’s not doing it alone. He’s got five field correspondents from a variety of backgrounds: Xploration Outer Space host Emily Calandrelli, comedian/writer Joanna Hausmann, comedian Nazeem Hussain, fashion model Karlie Kloss (who has already come up with the show’s tagline, “No, get science-y, that’s my jam!”), and science YouTuber and educator Derek Muller. They’ll assist Bill in tackling sex, global warming, GMOs, technology, and more.
Back at the studio, in front of a live audience, Nye will welcome guests like Alton Brown (Good Eats, Cutthroat Kitchen), Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Joel McHale (Community), and Project Runway’s Tim “Make It Work” Gunn.
Also, fist bumps. Lots of fist bumps.
All thirteen episodes of Bill Nye Saves the World will premiere on Netflix on April 21, the day before Earth Day.