When Outer Space Meets Film Noir
Space inspires awe and wonder but it also can be scary… and lethal. Supermassive black holes, deadly gamma-ray bursts, rogue asteroids, dark energy, supernovas… Our world is under attack from above. It’s like a ticking time bomb - and we're ready for takeoff!
KILLERS OF THE COSMOS premieres Sunday, September 19 on Science Channel and discovery+.
The series will take a film-noir approach to these threats, mixing scripted, animated drama with top experts in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, biology, cosmology and planetary science.
In this series, a private investigator is taking on the biggest, baddest stuff in space - from supermassive black holes and deadly gamma-ray bursts to rogue asteroids and supernovas! Interweaving the real-life expertise of cosmologists with this one-of-a-kind narrative, you’ll be immersed in an all-new space experience that brings you deep into the cosmos.
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Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, The Wire) steps in as our gumshoe detective. In each episode, he’s got a case to solve, but first he needs evidence. Aided by a mysterious informant, he investigates each disaster-in-the-making via a wide range of experts who’ve studied some of science’s most unbelievable wonders.
Dark stars, death rays, little green men, killer rocks, cosmic scrap and the big sleep make up the six cases – each featuring a different deadly danger lurking in the depths of space. His conclusion – Earth is in the firing line. It’s not a matter of if these things will strike, but when!
KILLERS OF THE COSMOS premieres Sunday, September 19 at 9p ET on Science Channel and streaming on Discovery+.