Every scientific breakthrough is driven by a compelling human drama — the scientists grappling with the fear of failure and the anticipation of success, and at the same time, challenging and inspiring us all to look at the world and its possibilities. Through the lens of six visionaries — Angela Bassett, Peter Berg, Paul Giamatti, Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard and Brett Ratner — we meet the gifted mavericks of modern science and technology who are uncovering scientific innovations in water, pandemics, cyborg technology, energy, longevity and brain science. The Red Carpet Awards’ Victor Barreiro hit the “yellow” carpet to talk to the creators and executives behind this fascinating new project.
Developed by National Geographic and GE, BREAKTHOUGH airs the following dates on National Geographic Channel:
November 8, 2015 – More Than Human
November 15, 2015 – Decoding the Brain
November 29, 2015 – The Age of Aging
December 6, 2015 – Energy on the Edge
December 13, 2015 – Water Apocalypse
Here’s a behind-the-scenes digital short with Paul Giamatti.