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Bill Nye's The End Is Nye - What We Know So Far

Bill Nye is nothing if not enthusiastic about science. The mechanical engineer has made a career out of being a public face and advocate for it: He brightened classrooms with his PBS show Bill Nye, the Science Guy and then returned decades later, when the world needed him most, in Netflix's talk show Bill Nye Saves the World.

However, it turns out Bill Nye hasn't saved the world — yet, anyway. Armed with his expansive bowtie collection, he came back for his newest show, ominously and hilariously called The End is Nye, which was released on August 25, 2022.

Here's everything we know about The End is Nye.

What is the plot of The End is Nye?

The End is Nye delves into the mystery and science of possible global disasters, like the all-too-familiar threat of viruses, but also the stuff of dramatic sci-fi flicks (think: asteroids). Of course, climate change will be present, alongside the classics, like chemical warfare and authoritarianism. To top it off, that basic middle school science fair volcano is explored as a full-size threat.

Who directed The End is Nye?

Working alongside Bill Nye on the show, and in the director's chair, was Brannon Braga, who's worked in both science fiction — on several different Star Trek series — and actual science, on Cosmos: Possible Worlds. He also acted as showrunner and executive producer. Family Guy writer-creator Seth MacFarlane's Fuzzy Door produced it with Universal Television Alternative Studio (via Deadline).

Here's how to watch The End is Nye

The End is Nye found its home on NBC's streaming site Peacock, alongside other shows like the beloved optimistic sitcom Parks and Recreation and the comedy A.P. Bio, a show that's practically the antithesis of Bill Nye (I.E., A.P. Bio's Jack Griffin won't teach anyone anything). A Peacock subscription is necessary to watch the complete series. 

Peacock is a newcomer in the streaming business — it hasn't been live for long — so they're still building out their library to include original content past the classics like The Office. The End is Nye may not be a comfort show like Peacock's sitcoms, but it sure is an exciting new addition to their roster.