That’s right! Everyone’s favorite scientist and education advocate is getting his own Netflix show, but don’t expect any goofy sound effects or funny graphics.
His new show will be a talk show called, “Bill Nye Saves the World.” The goal of the show is to provide an in-depth look at how science affects our society in the realms of culture and politics. Bill Nye is an extremely vocal leader of the environmental movement, specifically speaking often on Climate Change. He also speaks often on the Theory of Evolution.
Bill Nye said in a statement:
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.
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.
According to Variety, each show is set up to go over a specific scientific issue, and Nye will debunk myths and attempt to refute the politician-spread malarkey that surrounds the more controversial ideas of science.
This is perfect for those of us who grew up watching the Science Guy in classrooms, as we are now at the age where we need to take charge of our futures and get educated on these issues so that we can ensure that we can live in the best world possible.
The show is being produced by Bunim/Murray Productions. Gil Goldschein and Julie Pizzi are the executive producers. Michael Naidus (“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”) will be the showrunner and executive producer. Writer and standup comedian Mike Drucker will serve as Head Comedy Writer; and, astronomer, author and award-winning science communicator Phil Plait serves as Head Science Writer.