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'Mars' is a dangerous place to live in first trailer for S2 of Nat Geo's sci-fi docudrama

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Jul 20, 2018, 10:55 AM EDT

National Geographic's hit docudrama series Mars returns for a second season this November, and the broadcaster shared the first trailer for Season 2 at a panel at San Diego Comic-Con this week.

Based on the book How We'll Live on Mars by Stephen Petranek, Mars offers a sci-fi dramatization of the experiences of the first astronauts to colonize Mars, combined with documentary sequences that examine the reality of humanity's chances of reaching and surviving on the red planet, plus interviews with experts including Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Elon Musk, and The Martian author Andy Weir.

The six-episode second season promises to dig deeper into the challenges of life on Mars, covering everything from the first Martian-born babies to surviving the common cold to the first commercial efforts to exploit the planet's resources. The show's first season debuted in late 2016, and was one of National Geographic's most-watched shows, bringing in 36 million viewers worldwide.

Produced by the powerhouse team of Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, Mars stars Jihae, Alberto Ammann, and Clémentine Poidatz as members of the Mars mission, with Esai Morales and Jeff Hephner joining the cast for Season 2. 

Mars Season 2 debuts November 12 on National Geographic.

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