Beginning Sunday evening, March 9th, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey will air on the Fox television network, the rebirth of Carl Sagan's classic Cosmos. In the cover story of our April 2014 issue, contributing editor J. Kelly Beatty reveals a behind-the-scenes look at the new series. (All of the images here are courtesy of Fox Broadcasting.)
Here, we show bonus images not included in the print issue, and check back soon for clips from the show itself. But first, here's the trailer for your viewing pleasure:
The original series used actors to re-create many historical scenes, but this time Seth MacFarlane wanted animations to tell those stories. These are straightforward animated swuqences with a "gothic-novel feel."