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[04/19/17 - 04:35 PM]
National Geographic Announces Three New Scripted Development Projects
Plus: the network announces new showrunner Dee Johnson to oversee the second season of "Mars."

[04/19/17 - 04:34 PM]
National Geographic's Further Front Dazzled with a Star-Studded Evening of Visual Storytelling to Take Viewers and Advertisers Further
National Geographic touted its aggressive slate of premium content with the best creative producers and talent in the industry.

[01/13/17 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 13
Updates include: FOX passes on "Fatal Attraction" event series; TBS likewise moves on from "Nightmare Time" pilot; and National Geographic Channel renews "Mars."

[12/15/16 - 10:58 AM]
Nat Geo "Mars" Survey Reveals Americans Want to Leave Donald Trump and Kanye West on Mars! And Much Much More...
Three in 10 - or approximately 70 million Americans (29%) - admit they've given travel to Mars considerable thought.

[10/26/16 - 07:02 AM]
National Geographic Goes "Further" - Company Announces Global Rebrand Extending Across Entire Organization
The rebrand will coincide with the global event series premiere of "Mars," the epic story of mankind's thrilling quest to colonize Mars, from executive producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, on Monday, November 14.

[09/14/16 - 12:17 PM]
National Geographic Channel, Imagine Entertainment and RadicalMedia Redefine Television Storytelling with "Mars" - An Unprecedented Global Event Series
This epic six-part global event series tells the inspiring story from the vantage point of a fictitious crewed mission to Mars in 2033.

[07/29/16 - 01:02 PM]
National Geographic Channel, Imagine Entertainment and RadicalMedia Redefine Television Storytelling with "Mars" - An Unprecedented Global Event Series
The project premieres on the National Geographic Channel in 171 countries and 45 languages this November.

[05/09/16 - 09:17 AM]
National Geographic Unveils 2016-2017 Newfronts Slate
The new programming includes 10 digital short series - most notably "Before Mars," a prequel to the highly anticipated television event series "Mars."

[05/09/16 - 06:56 AM]
The International Mars Science Foundation and Mars Mission Corporation Proudly Announce Successful Launch of First Human Mission to Mars
"Mars" - the global television event series - will premiere in November 2016 on the National Geographic Channel.

[03/15/16 - 09:19 AM]
Visionary Mexican Filmmaker Everardo Gout Tapped to Direct National Geographic Channel's Six-Part Global Miniseries Event, "Mars"
Principal photography on the scripted portions of the series is set to start shooting this spring in Budapest and Morocco, with a premiere set for fall 2016.







MARS (NGC)
Returns in TBA 2017 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
11/14/16 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2017/2018 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (6 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2017-18 season (the show's second) on 1/13/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, April 2017) Of all the planets in our solar system, none has captured our collective imagination like Mars. Last season, viewers followed the first human mission to Mars, set in 2033, as the crew struggled to safely land on and create an initial settlement. In season two, we return to Mars years later, after the astronauts have established a full-fledged colony. But by this point, the International Mars Science Foundation - a multi-government-sponsored space agency - cannot continue to solely finance the Mars expedition, so the doors of opportunity have swung wide open to the private sector. Tensions rise among original mission-driven scientists and miners sent by a for-profit corporation. Throughout six intriguing episodes, MARS examines the impact that humans have on the Red Planet - and the impact it has on us. Tracing the thrilling quest to make Mars home, National Geographic blends cinema-quality scripted drama set in the future with documentary sequences that features current space-technology pioneers.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alberto Ammann as Javier Delgado
· Anamaria Marinca as Marta Kamen
· Ben Cotton as Ben Sawyer
· Clementine Poidatz as Amelie Durand
· Cosima Shaw as Leslie Richardson
· Jihae as Hana Seung/Joon Se
· John Light as Dr. Paul Richardson
· John Light as Paul Richardson
· Olivier Martinez as Ed Grann
· Sammi Rotibi as Robert Foucault
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brian Grazer as EP
· Dave O'Connor as EP
· Everardo Gout as DIR
· Jon Kamen as EP
· Jonathan Silberberg as EP
· Justin Wilkes as EP
· Michael Rosenberg as EP
· Robert Palumbo as EP (NGC)
· Ron Howard as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Imagine Entertainment
· RadicalMedia