“Bill Nye Saves the World” is set to premiere its first season on April 21. The show comes hot off Nye’s appearance on Super Bowl Sunday as one of the stars of a commercial, directed by Elizabeth Banks, for Persil ProClean detergent.
“Since the start of the Science Guy show, I’ve been on a mission to change the world by getting people everywhere excited about the fundamental ideas in science,” Nye said last summer when the show was first announced. The Netflix series, he added, will discuss the complex scientific issues facing us today, with episodes on vaccinations, genetically modified foods and climate change. With the right science and good writing, we’ll do our best to enlighten and entertain our audience. And, perhaps we’ll change the world a little.”
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