"Breakthrough" (TV show) is a reality series on National Geographic Channel.

This revolutionary series is about scientific explorers from leading universities and institutions and how their cutting-edge innovations and advancements will change our lives in the immediate future and beyond. The series intends to bring to life the stories, people and technology behind these breakthroughs, and show how they are changing our world.

Each episode is directed by a Hollywood visionary, including Angela
Breakthrough (TV show) scene
"Breakthrough" (TV show) scene - © National Geographic Channel

Bassett, Peter Berg, Paul Giamatti, Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard and Brett Ratner.

The series explores remarkable scientific discoveries in brain science, longevity, water, energy, pandemics and cyborg technology. Lifesaving, mind-boggling innovation is a part of everyday life, so we sometimes take it for granted. It happens in the blink of an eye — on battlefields and playgrounds, in supercolliders and the International Space Station, in smart homes and smart cars. These are modern-day revolutions in how we live. The series explores the courage, imagination, passion and self-sacrifice of the scientists bringing these innovations to life.

"Breakthrough" is resented by National Geographic and GE, brands long dedicated to innovation, science and exploration, The series is produced by Imagine Entertainment and Asylum Entertainment with Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Steven Michaels, Jonathan Koch, Mark Dowley and Kurt Sayenga serving as executive producers. Additional executive producers include Michael Rosenberg from Imagine Entertainment, Ryann Lauckner from Asylum Entertainment, Beth Comstock from GE, Linda Boff from GE, Michael Cascio and Allan Butler from National Geographic Channel. Tim Pastore is president, original programming and production for NGC.

'Breakthrough': TV Review


Network: National Geographic Channel
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: November 1, 2015
Seasons: 1
Production Companies:
Imagine Entertainment
Asylum Entertainment

'Breakthrough' Reveals the World of Tomorrow — Premiering Sunday, November 1, the new National Geographic Channel features directors Angela Bassett, Peter Berg, Paul Giamatti, Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard and Brett Ratner capturing scientific discovery as it unfolds. Read more...

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