Preview: Aidan Gillen stars in Science Channel’s Space-Noir ‘Killers of the Cosmos’
Space inspires awe and wonder, but it can also be frightening… and deadly. Supermassive black holes, deadly gamma-ray bursts, rogue asteroids, dark energy, supernovas – our world is under attack from above. Defuse this time bomb with elegant animated storytelling, Cosmos killers premieres this Sunday, Sept. 19 at 9 p.m. ET / PT on Science Channel and streaming on Discovery +.
The series takes a cinematic approach to these threats, mixing scripted and animated dramas with top experts in astronomy, astrophysics, biology, cosmology, and planetary science. Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, The Thread) intervenes as a detective detective. In each episode, he has a case to solve, but he needs proof first. Aided by a mysterious informant, he investigates every ongoing disaster via a wide range of experts who have studied some of the most incredible wonders of science.
Dark Stars, Death Rays, Little Green Men, Killer Rocks, Cosmic Debris, and the Great Sleep make up the six cases, each presenting a different deadly danger lurking in the depths of space. His conclusion: Earth is in the crosshairs. It is not a question of whether these things will strike, but when!
Cosmos killers is produced by Wall to Wall Media Ltd for bilibili (Shanghai Kuanyu Digital Technology Co., Ltd) and Discovery, Inc. For Wall to Wall, executive producers are Tim Lambert and Jeremy Dear, series producer is Nigel Paterson. For Discovery, executive producers are Caroline Perez, Abram Sitzer and Wyatt Channell.
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