Breakthrough (TV series)
Breakthrough is a scientific documentary television series on National Geographic Channel that premiered on November 1, 2015. It is produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. All of the episodes are directed by guest directors such as Friday Night Lights creator Peter Berg, actors Paul Giamatti and Angela Bassett, screenwriter Akiva Goldsman and director Brett Ratner.
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||12|
|Executive producer(s)||Ron Howard|
|Original network||National Geographic Channel|
|Original release||November 1, 2015 –|
The series covers the history of current scientific "breakthroughs" in science, including aviation, fighting pandemics, robotics, and aging. A similar series, Scientific American Frontiers aired on PBS from 1990 to 2005. A new PBS series, Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World, hosted by Patrick Stewart began airing in 2019.
- Bill Keveney (November 1, 2015). "'Breakthrough' science wows filmmakers Ron Howard, Brian Grazer". USA Today. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
- "National Geographic Channel Greenlights Second Season of Critically Acclaimed Series BREAKTHROUGH". Business Wire. July 25, 2016. Retrieved January 13, 2017.