“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” is a follow-on to the 1980 TV series “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” which was co-created and hosted by the late astronomer and science popularizer Carl Sagan. Sagan’s widow and frequent collaborator, Ann Druyan, was a writer on the original series and created the new iteration of “Cosmos.” She will also return for the second season as an executive producer and writer.

“Following a wildly successful run in 2014 as the most-watched series ever on National Geographic Channels internationally, and seen by more than 135 million people worldwide on National Geographic and FOX, the new season will once again premiere in the U.S. on both FOX and National Geographic and globally on National Geographic in 171 countries and 43 languages,” according to a news release from National Geographic (source: