Ron Howard, Angela Bassett, Paul Giamatti and Brett Ratner To Capture Scientific Discovery As It Unfolds

National Geographic Channel and legendary film directors will inspire curious minds the world over with the new series Breakthrough

Lifesaving, mind-boggling innovation is a part of everyday life, so we sometimes take it for granted. It happens in the blink of an eye – on battlefields and playgrounds, in supercolliders and the International Space Station, in smart homes and smart cars.

Executive produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Steve Michaels, Jonathan Koch and Mark Dowley, Breakthrough is a revolutionary new series about scientific explorers and how their cutting-edge innovations and advancements will change our lives in the immediate future and beyond.

Each hour-long episode is directed by a Hollywood visionary – Angela Bassett, Peter Berg, Paul Giamatti, Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard and Brett Ratner.

The series covers scientific discoveries in brain science, longevity, water, energy, pandemics and cyborg technology, as well as the courage, imagination, passion and self-sacrifice of the scientists bringing these innovations to life.

Breakthrough will premiere on National Geographic Channel later this year.

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