J.J. Abrams Goes to Space for New Docuseries

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J.J. Abrams

'Moon Shot' follows teams from around the world competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE.

J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot, Oscar-nominated director Orlando von Einsiedel and Epic Digital have joined Google for a space-themed docuseries, Moon Shot.

The web series follows 16 teams from around the world competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE, which rewards the winning team with $30 million. The competition "aims to incentivize entrepreneurs to create a new era of affordable access to the moon and beyond, while inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers and explorers."

Moon Shot will air over a total of nine short films, the first of which premiering on Google Play on March 15 and on YouTube on March 17.

Each episode follows the teams throughout the competition, which tasks them with successfully planning a mission that places an unmanned spacecraft on the moon's surface.

Watch the Moon Shot trailer below.

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