Netlfix is bringing Bill Nye and his bowtie back for a third season, and has just released a brand-new preview trailer, accompanied by a handy rundown of episode descriptions, for your upcoming binge session of Bill Nye Saves the World.
The new season debuts next month on Netflix, bringing on board a fresh guest lineup that includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, Karlie Kloss, and Paul F. Tompkins. The irascibly funny Michael Ian Black is back, too, for more of his “Mad Scientist” segments. Check the preview out here.
Season 3 of Bill Nye Saves the World will bring six new episodes to Netflix all at once, and promises to expand the science guy’s message-oriented take on everything from global climate and the food supply, to head transplants and 3D-printed organs, to what our pets are actually thinking (but you might want to screen that episode first — before you invite your dog along to silently judge you).
Courtesy of Netflix, here’s the official breakdown for this season’s batch of new episodes:
Episode 1: Evolution
Even people who "believe" in evolution may not understand it. Paul F. Tompkins joins Bill in an episode that explains why humans did not come from chimps and why we are not more evolved than a cockroach. (BTW, we know which came first: the chicken or the egg.)
Episode 2: Future Food
With existing food sources threatened by climate change, farmers, ranchers, and even scientists are developing the foods of the future. Model Karlie Kloss visits Japan and comedian Margaret Cho gets into the kitchen with Bill. You won't believe what's for dinner!
Episode 3: Cheating Death
Spoiler Alert: We're all going to die. But controversial technologies—like stem cells, head transplants, and 3D-printed organs—are extending our lives. We can really drag this thing out if we want to, but do we really want to live forever?
Bill welcomes comedian Maria Bamford in an episode that asks the question — Is addiction a moral failing, a genetic predilection, or a product of your environment? Addiction ruins lives and costs society billions of dollars; can science help us stop?
Episode 5: Water Wars
It may seem crazy, but we're running out of water. The Earth is covered with it, but very little of that is fresh, and only a tiny fraction of that is accessible. What can we do to avoid wars being fought over water?
Episode 6: What We Can Learn From Our Pets About Being Human
Are our brains unique, or do other creatures think and feel the way we do? Does your dog have a soul? What is your cat thinking? Hey human, maybe you ain't that special.
Get ready to jump back into the lab and get your hands dirty, because new episodes of Bill Nye Saves the World are only a month away: Season 3 hits Netflix beginning May 11.