Announced on Tuesday, The End Is Nye will explore various global disasters — both natural and unnatural — and demystify them using science. Each episode will dive into the myths and realities of earthly threats, from viruses to volcanoes, asteroids to authoritarianism, and climate change to chemical warfare. The show will also offer a scientific blueprint for surviving, mitigating, and preventing such catastrophes from taking place.
In addition to hosting, Nye will also executive produce the series, along with Brannon Braga who will also serve as showrunner and direct all episodes. Seth MacFarlane and Erica Huggins will also executive produce the show for Fuzzy Door Productions, which currently has an overall deal with NBCUniversal. The End Is Nye is produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio and UCP, divisions of Universal Studio Group, and Fuzzy Door.
The End Is Nye reunites Braga and MacFarlane, who have collaborated on a number of educational series before. Both served as executive producers on Fox’s Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014) and Cosmos: Possible Worlds (2020), which were both presented by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Nye, who is also a science educator, mechanical engineer, and author, first rose to prominence in the 1990s as the host of Bill Nye the Science Guy, in which he explained scientific concepts to kids. The show, which aired for five seasons from 1993 to 1998, won 19 Daytime Emmy Awards over the course of its run.
Almost two decades later, Nye saw a major resurgence in popularity when Bill Nye Saves the World premiered on Netflix in 2017. The talk show, which Nye hosted, ran for three seasons and earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming. Nye currently hosts the podcast Science Rules! and has been CEO of The Planetary Society since 2010.
The End Is Nye doesn’t have a release date yet, and the start of production for the series has yet to be announced.