Is 'Cosmos' Season 2 Finally Happening? Neil deGrasse Tyson Reportedly Meeting With Producers

Asher Bayot

The clamor for Cosmos season 2 has never been more overwhelming. Ever since Fox aired the science show's series finale last June, the science-hungry selfie generation has been extraordinarily persistent in bugging Neil deGrasse Tyson and Seth McFarlane's big-time, begging for more adventures of discovery with the Ship of Imagination.

Rumors about a Cosmos season 2 started as soon as the "first" season was halfway through the episodes. Fearing that the program will mimic the original single-season format hosted by Carl Sagan in the 80s, fans on social media have pleaded with producers to allow the show at least another go next year. Despite lack of confirmation of a Cosmos season 2 from the showrunners, the show's fans were eager to speculate possible science topics and potential new hosts for the show. Topics like neuroscience, psychology, archaeology, GMOs -- matters that weren't covered adequately in the reboot run -- were fancied to be the next subject matters of the dreamed second season, while thinkers like science guy Bill Nye, physicist Michio Kaku and biologist Richard Dawkins were a few names proposed to replace Tyson as ship captain.

Six months after the show ended, Cosmos season 2 hopefuls have made their way back to the front page of the internet. A recent Reddit claim posted last night excited fans once again on the thought of having Cosmos back on TV again. Redditor Join_You_In_The_Sun wrote on Reddit's /r/television a post claiming that the scientist-host of the hit science program is currently in talks with producers for a Cosmos season 2.

I just attended a presentation by Tyson at NJPAC in Newark, NJ. During the Q&A portion, he told the audience that he's meeting with producers tomorrow in NYC to discuss the next "season" (for lack of better term) of COSMOS. He didn't go into further detail, but thought this was interesting since up until this point the updated show was just considered a one-off series (ie 13 episodes).

I don't have a video of the event yet, but hopefully some online proof becomes available soon to verify my post.

I don't have a video of the event yet, but hopefully some online proof becomes available soon to verify my post.

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