PBS to Distribute 'Bill Nye: Science Guy' Doc in Theaters
PBS will release the film in theaters later this year, after a festival tour including screenings at AFI Docs and the Los Angeles Film Festival.
PBS has secured the North American distribution rights to the documentary Bill Nye: Science Guy featuring the ubiquitous science advocate and now Netflix star Bill Nye.
After screenings at AFI Docs and the Los Angeles Film Festival, PBS will release Science Guy in theaters across the country later this year. The company has set the film's broadcast premiere for 2018 via their doc series POV.
The doc, which premiered at SXSW this year, is a behind-the-scenes look at Nye's public advocacy of science education and his willingness to take on people who deny issues such as climate science. The doc features prominent science education advocates like Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Ann Druyan as well as creationist thinkers like Ken Ham and controversial meteorologist Joe Bastardi.
Bill Nye the Science Guy ran on PBS and in syndication from 1993 to 1998, producing 100 half-hour episodes. The series won a total of 19 Emmys and made Nye a household name. Earlier this year, Nye returned to the small screen with his topical Netflix show Bill Nye Saves the World.
Bill Nye: Science Guy was produced and directed by David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg and produced by Seth Gordon, Kate McLean, and Nick Pampenella.