NBC just ordered six episodes of a new prime-time series about science and technology, Variety reports. The series, bluntly called The Awesome Show, will be hosted by Nerdist founder and Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick.
“The opportunity to develop a primetime show that celebrates science and technology was too good to pass up,” Hardwick said in a statement to Variety. “It is very important to me to make something that positively promotes these topics in order to share humanity’s triumphs, to instill hope for our future, and to inspire the next generation of young thinkers.”
Too good to pass up
While details on what the show will actually be about are scarce, Variety reports that the series will “marvel at mankind’s tremendous feats,” and feature stories about new scientific and technological innovations.
It might sound unusual for a show like this to get a slot on prime time, but Hardwick has a history of drawing eyeballs for NBC. He currently hosts the game show The Wall, which is the network’s highest-rated unscripted launch of the year, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Awesome Show doesn’t yet have a premiere date scheduled.