Nick Sagan Signs Development Deal with Science Channel
Son of the Iconic Carl Sagan Set to Host and Develop New Series and Specials
(Silver Spring, Md.) Science Channel has signed sci-fi writer Nick Sagan, son of famed
astrophysicist and television icon Carl Sagan, to an exclusive development deal, Debbie
Myers, general manager and executive vice president of programming for Science
Channel, announced today. Sagan is represented by Jonathan Swaden at CAA.
Sagan will be working closely with Science Channel's production team, hosting and
developing new series and specials for the network.
"I'm thrilled to be working with the Science Channel," Nick Sagan said. "A chance to
shine a light on the wonder and exciting possibilities of science with such a smart and
talented team is a dream come true for me. It's very gratifying to me personally, and
it's also a way to honor my family," Sagan added.
"Nick is a gifted storyteller. Growing up with a dad who just so happened to be one of
science's brightest minds and television's brightest lights, he is a one-of-a-kind voice
from sci-fi to sci fact. This fits exactly into Science Channel's new direction, exploring
the unknown and asking the big questions," said Debbie Myers, general manager and
executive vice president, programming for Science Channel.
Sagan has been writing professionally since he was 22, crafting novels, screenplays,
teleplays, comic books, animation episodes and computer games. He has worked for a
variety of studios and production companies, including Paramount, Warner Brothers,
New Line, Universal, Disney, actor/producer Tom Cruise, and director Martin Scorsese.
Sagan co-wrote the award-winning computer adventure game, Zork Nemesis: The
Forbidden Lands. His film credits include adaptations of novels by Orson Scott Card,
Ursula K. LeGuin, Pierre Ouellette and Charles Pellegrino. Sagan's television credits
include two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and five episodes of Star Trek:
Voyager, where he worked as a story editor.
Sagan was also recruited by astronaut Sally Ride to work for SPACE.com as Executive
Producer of Entertainment & Games. During his tenure at SPACE.com, he began to
formulate a series of science fiction novels, The Idlewild Trilogy, which was published by
Penguin Putnam and has been translated into several different languages. Sagan then
co-wrote You Call This The Future? with science writers Andy Walker and Mark Frary,
which was hailed by Publishers' Weekly as "a delightful 'expedition in search of the
future,' providing clear explanations of today's cutting-edge technologies to find where
science fiction has become reality."
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