Bill Nye, an essential presence in virtually every ’90s K-12 science classroom, is finally coming back to TV — well, sort of. He’s been a pretty steady presence on Facebook for the past few years, so it only makes sense that he’ll be sticking to the internet — his new show, Bill Nye Saves the World, will call Netflix home.
The show will touch on a lot of subjects, but it’ll all be centered around one central purpose — putting viral claims to the test. It’ll be like Mythbusters, but the myths are all Facebook memes. The show was first announced in August, but now we know for sure that it’ll be headed to Netflix and will premiere on April 21.
Nye will have quite the team helping him out. Model Karlie Kloss will be in as a correspondent, as will aerospace engineer and TV host Emily Calandrelli. Nye will also be joined by Derek Muller, the man behind the Veritasium YouTube channel, and comedians Joanna Hausmann and Nazeem Hussain, plus loads of special guests. And, of course, there will be Bill, occasionally doing throwbacks to his old Bill Nye the Science Guy antics while getting serious about putting hoaxes and bad information in the trash can.
The first season will tackle climate change, which has long been one of Nye’s passion projects. But, the team will also hit on alternative medicine, video games, and even sex, so it’s clear that Nye’s new show won’t exactly be the middle school classroom mainstay that his old show was (well, unless you get the cool teacher).