Fans of “Bill Nye the Science Guy” rejoice: he just landed a new talk show on Netflix.
— Netflix US (@netflix) August 31, 2016
True to its title, “Bill Nye Saves the World,” the show aims to spread knowledge through entertainment, and simultaneously save the world from misinformation by debunking myths and the seemingly unending stream of factoids. According to the release, as usual, he'll do it with science—untainted by political, religious, or business agendas.
This will be Nye’s first (and long awaited) show since "Bill Nye the Science Guy" ended in 1998, and he notes that he wants to continue what he started.
“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,” said 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.”
So get ready, television is about to get a lot more sciencey.