National Geographic’s new docuseries Year Million examines what could be in store for humanity one million years from now.
Produced by Radical Media, the series brings together the brightest minds in science, technology and science fiction, including Ray Kurzweil, Michio Kaku, Peter Diamandis and Brian Greene.
These experts, who spend their lives studying and imagining our future, take viewers inside a potential future for humankind where man has merged with machine and forged an existence living beyond our bodies and the solar system.
Year Million depicts how humanity has used innovative science to create technology that will soon surpass our intelligence and potentially our control. The documentary sequences are woven with illustrative storytelling to depict a version of humanity’s fate through the lens of a typical, futuristic American family. These sequences shift between a roster of on-camera commentary and serve as a cornerstone of the world to come.
For Radical Media, Justin Wilkes, Jon Kamen and Dave O’Connor are executive producers. Tommy Turtle, Wendy Greene and Laurence Fishburne also serve as executive producers, and Mark Elijah Rosenberg is the co-executive producer and director. For National Geographic, Matt Renner is vice president, production; Tim Pastore is president, original programming and production; and Carolyn Bernstein is executive vice president and head of global scripted development & production.
Narrated by Fishburne, Year Million premieres May 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on National Geographic.