Expert ‘Big Thinkers’ Including Elon Musk, Bill Nye, Ellen Stofan, Michio Kaku, Andy Weir, Leland Melvin and Stephen Petranek Weigh in on the Conflicts Between Science and Industry As Humans Terraform This Brave New World

The prospect of Mars has never been more palpable. The idea once was considered science fiction, but
in the blink of an eye, we’ll be there. Season 2 of National Geographic’s acclaimed series MARS – dubbed
impressive, inspiring and scientifically honest by critics – returns Monday, November 12, at 9/8c, with a
six-episode arc continuing with last season’s unique hybrid format: alternating scripted and documentary
sequences to predict what life will be like on the Red Planet forecasted by what’s happening today on
Earth. MARS has a special simulcast premiere on Nat Geo Mundo.

National Geographic partners again with Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Michael Rosenberg and Justin
Wilkes of Imagine Entertainment, as well as executive producers Jon Kamen and Tommy Turtle of
RadicalMedia to envision what might happen when Earthlings become the planet’s first Martians.

This season on MARS, the story delves into the boundaries between science and industry on an isolated,
unforgiving frontier. Throughout history, there’s been a constant tug of war between human motivations
and interests with profitability on one end of the spectrum and exploration on the other. When becoming
interplanetary, can humans break the chain,