Killers Of the Cosmos, Science Channel’s all-new series, looks at the awe-inspiring threats and wonders of space. Exploring supermassive black holes, deadly gamma-ray bursts, rogue asteroids, dark energy, supernovas, and the feelings of unease they can stir, episodes take a film-noir approach to these threats, mixing scripting, animated drama, and top experts in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, biology, cosmology, and planetary science. The series premieres Sunday, September 19 at 9 PM ET/PT on Science Channel and streaming on discovery+.
Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, The Wire) steps in as the gumshoe detective with each new episode, presenting him with a case to solve – but first he must gather 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. The conclusion – Earth is in the firing line. It’s not a matter of if these things will strike, it’s only a matter of when.
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Killers Of the Cosmos is produced by Wall to Wall Media Ltd for Bilibili (Shanghai Kuanyu Digital Technology Co., Ltd) and Discovery, Inc. For Wall to Wall, executive producers are Tim Lambert and Jeremy Dear, series producer is Nigel Paterson. For Discovery, executive producers are Caroline Perez, Abram Sitzer and Wyatt Channell.