Breakthrough (TV series)

Genre Scientific documentary
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Executive producer(s) Ron Howard
Brian Grazer
Original network National Geographic Channel
Original release November 1, 2015 (2015-11-01)

Breakthrough is a scientific documentary television series on National Geographic Channel that premiered on November 1, 2015. It is produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer.[1] All of the episodes are directed by guest directors such as Friday Night Lights creator Peter Berg, actors Paul Giamatti and Angela Bassett, screenwriter Akiva Goldsman and director Brett Ratner.[1]

The series covers current scientific "breakthroughs" in the present day, such as, fighting pandemics, robotics, and aging.

On the inspiration, Grazer said on the Nerdist Podcast he wanted something like the ESPN documentary series 30 for 30 but for science


  1. 1 2 Bill Keveney (November 1, 2015). "'Breakthrough' science wows filmmakers Ron Howard, Brian Grazer". USA Today. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
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