MORGAN FREEMAN TO RETURN TO SCIENCE FOR AN ALL-NEW SEASON OF "THROUGH THE WORMHOLE"
--SCIENCE to Partner with the Academy-Award(R) Winning Actor and Revelations Entertainment on a Multi-Year Deal for the Emmy(R)-Nominated Series and Additional Original Project--
(Beverly Hills, Ca.) - SCIENCE today announced the greenlight of an all-new season of THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN, hosted by the iconic Academy-Award(R) Winning Actor. The upcoming ten-episode season - the fourth for the franchise - will debut on SCIENCE in summer 2013. THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN will continue to be produced by Revelations Entertainment with Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary and James Younger serving as executive producers. The network's agreement with Revelations Entertainment is a multi-year agreement highlighted by the start of production of season four, as well as the development of a new original project.
A cornerstone franchise for SCIENCE, the series is currently in its third season, posing questions spanning space, science, consciousness, and the endless universe of the unknown. THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN is nominated for a 2012 News and Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Science and Technology Programming.
"This project has become my own personal playground to explore mysteries ranging from the edges of the universe to the innervese of the mind," said Freeman. "THROUGH THE WORMHOLE encourages us to take a closer look at questions that have boggled humanity since our creation. We've asked some huge questions in the past, but you haven't seen anything yet - we're just getting started."
"Morgan Freeman has become a signature face of SCIENCE and we are beyond thrilled to continue our relationship with both him and Revelations," said Debbie Adler Myers, General Manager and Executive Vice President of SCIENCE. "THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN has become the definitive destination for exploring mind-blowing questions on television. It epitomizes the smart, lean-forward entertainment that is found on SCIENCE."
THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN's fourth season promises to be its most provocative yet, delivering the best scientific experts, cutting-edge research, and spectacular visual effects to guide a singular voyage into the depths of the human mind. The third season is the franchise's most-watched to date and includes topics such as: Will Eternity End?, Is There a Superior Race?, and Did We Invent God? Premiere episodes air on SCIENCE Wednesday nights at 10 PM ET/PT.
THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN is produced by Revelations Entertainment. Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary and James Younger are executive producers for Revelations Entertainment. Bernadette McDaid is executive producer and vice president of production for SCIENCE, and Debbie Myers is executive producer, general manager and executive vice president for SCIENCE.
About Revelations Entertainment:
Revelations Entertainment develops and produces commercially successful entertainment in all existing and emerging media that endeavors to enlighten express heart and glorify the human experience. THROUGH THE WORMHOLE exemplifies Revelations' Freeman and McCreary's vision of leading a group of inspired professionals to develop and produce compelling human stories. Revelations Entertainment's commitment to produce films that provoke imagination have enticed artists and fans alike. The team's relationships with entertainment industry leaders combined with an expertise in digital technologies have attracted prominent investors to support the company's slate of projects. Revelations Entertainment's theatrical feature, "Invictus," was nominated for two 2010 Academy Awards(R), including Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for Morgan Freeman and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Matt Damon. The Revelations documentary, "The 16th Man," was recently recognized at the Fourth Annual Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Academy Honors as one of eight television programs symbolizing television with a conscience.
SCIENCE, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), is home for the thought provocateur, the individual who is unafraid to ask the killer questions of "how" and "why not." The network is a playground for those with audacious intellects and features programming willing to go beyond imagination to explore the unknown. Guided by curiosity, SCIENCE looks for innovation in mysterious new worlds as well as in its own backyard. SCIENCE and the SCIENCE HD simulcast reach more than 68 million U.S. households. The network also features high-traffic online and social media destinations, including ScienceChannel.com, facebook.com/Science Channel and twitter.com/Science Channel.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in 210 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 130-plus worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as US joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.