Of all the planets in the solar system, none have captured imaginations, engaged the top minds in science, and infiltrated pop culture like Mars. Now, National Geographic, Academy Award and Emmy-winning producers Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, and Michael Rosenberg of Imagine Entertainment, Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning producer Justin Wilkes, Academy Award and Emmy-winning producers Jon Kamen and Dave O’Connor of RadicalMedia, and visionary Mexican filmmaker Everardo Gout, have joined forces to launch viewers farther into outer space than ever before with the global event series MARS, premiering Monday, Nov. 14 onNational Geographic Channel.
Set both in the future and in the present day, MARS redefines television storytelling by combining feature film-quality scripted drama and visual effects with best-in-class documentary sequences to drive forward a cohesive, edge-of-your-seat story of mankind’s thrilling quest to colonize the red planet. Viewers can watch the out-of-this-world trailers and explore the interactive microsite featuring a digital companion prequel series, and an extensive digital virtual reality experience.
Filmed in Budapest and Morocco, the epic six-part global event series tells the inspiring story from the vantage point of a fictitious crewed mission to Mars in 2022. The scripted portion focuses on Earth’s first crewed mission to Mars aboard the spacecraft Daedalus. Its maiden voyage in 2022 is crewed by a carefully selected international team of six uniquely qualified astronaut.
MARS truly brings together all of the world’s leading minds in a way never before accomplished – the equivalent to the world’s largest TED Talk with the most fascinating experts in the field.
Those interviewed on camera for the series include the following: