National Geographic Channel presents a new TV documentary series that will bring to life the stories, people and technology behind the world’s most advanced scientific innovations that determine how our lives shall evolve.
Executive produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Steve Michaels, Jonathan Koch and Mark Dowley, this groundbreaking series will highlight the most important and fascinating innovations that are currently making waves in the scientific community and are set to affect how we live our lives in the immediate future and beyond. Not only will Breakthrough outline the science behind these innovations, but it will also explore the courage, imagination, passion and self-sacrifice of the scientists who brought them to life. Their stories will be portrayed with compassion and yet instill a sense of wonder as each episode will be directed by a different Hollywood visionary:
"Fighting Pandemics" (directed and narrated by Peter Berg)
"More Than Human" (directed and narrated by Paul Giamatti)
"Decoding the Brain" (directed by Brett Ratner; narrated by Adrien Brody)
"The Age of Aging" (Directed and narrated by Ron Howard)
"Energy From the Edge" (directed by Akiva Goldsman; narrated by Jason Bateman)
"Water Apocalypse" (directed and narrated by Angela Bassett)
Breakthrough will have its Philippine premiere on November 5 at 9 PM, with all six one-hour episodes showing on Thursdays on NGC.