Breakthrough provides a thought-provoking and imaginative perspective on scientific discovery as it unfolds, revealing the world of tomorrow…today.
Each episode follows scientific explorers working on cutting-edge projects with breakthrough potential. Each breakthrough will help us see the world in a different way and display the potential of new ideas and solutions to register change – transformative tools that solve pressing problems, like developing an Ebola vaccine, finding a way to stop brain seizures, or bringing a new method of collecting water to an African village devastated by drought.
While the world faces many obstacles, modern science and technology can and will meet those challenges – and in the process, reveal the deepest workings of the universe. Unleashing the creative potential of talented people results in revolutionary change; when humans put their imagination to work, anything is possible.
National Geographic Channel has paired up with General Electric to unite mystery and adventure and share the magnitude of these interlocking stories of innovation.
Each installment of the series is helmed by visionary directors, with Ron Howard, Brett Ratner, Paul Giamatti, Akiva Goldsman, Angela Bassett, and Peter Berg as the first six to explore topics like brain science, longevity, water, energy, pandemic, and cyborg technology.
While the breakthrough itself provides the heartbeat for the hour, the vision of the explorers in front of the camera and the directors behind it merge to create a unique lens through which the breakthrough is experienced.
Learn more about Breakthrough, coming Fall 2015.