National Geographic Channel Premieres Unprecedented Global Event Series “MARS”

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09 November 2016
Courtesy of National Geographic Channels
Premieres Monday, November 14 at 9 PM ET/PT
on National Geographic Channel
          The year is 2033, and our first manned mission to Mars is about to become reality. As a clock counts down the final 90 seconds to landing, an expert crew of astronauts endures the final harrowing moments before touching down on the red planet. Even with the best training and resources available, the maiden crew of the Daedalus spacecraft must push itself to the brink of human capability in order to successfully establish the first sustainable colony on Mars.

          Set both in the future and in the present day, this 6-part global miniseries event blends feature film-caliber scripted elements set in the future with documentary verite interviews with today’s best and brightest minds in modern science and innovation, illuminating how research and development is creating the space technology that will enable our first attempt at a mission to Mars.


          National Geographic Channel; Academy Award- and Emmy-winning producers Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Michael Rosenberg of Imagine Entertainment; and Justin Wilkes and Dave O’Connor of RadicalMedia have joined forces to launch us into outer space, with visionary Mexican filmmaker Everardo Gout (“Days of Grace”) tapped to direct the scripted portions of this groundbreaking miniseries event.

National Geographic Channels/Robert Viglasky
Panelists Include:
Ben Cotton, "Ben Sawyer"
Jihae, "Hana Seung" and "Joon Seung"
Sammi Rotibi, “Robert Foucault”
Clementine Poidatz, “Amelie Durand”
Anamaria Marinca, “Marta Kamen”
Everardo Gout, Director
Justin Wilkes, Executive Producer
Dr. Mae Jemison, Astronaut and MARS Consultant
Dr. Robert D. Braun, Professor of Space Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology and MARS Consulting Scientist
Stephen Petranek, Author “How We’ll Live on Mars” (inspiration for the miniseries)
Andy Weir, Author “The Martian”

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