Killers of the Cosmos
Airs at 9:00 PM EST on Science Channel Not Yet Rated
Takes a film-noir approach to space threats, such as black holes, rogue asteroids, dark energy, and supernovas. The show will mix scripted, animated drama with top experts in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, biology, cosmology and planetary science. Aidan Gillen steps in as the show's 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!