NatGeo unveils ‘Breakthrough’


Imagine Hollywood directors giving their own interpretation of the most intriguing events and scientific discoveries in recent history. What you would get is a documentary told in gripping, creative and engaging manner.

This is how Breakthrough, NatGeo’s latest documentary series, is being billed. The innovative six-episode science series explores the relationship between humanity and the innovations in current scientific discoveries. It tackles diverse scientific realms ranging from brain science to cyborg technology. Also, it promises an exciting and thorough preview of the future, ably presented and directed by the top visionaries in Hollywood from renowned actors Angela Bassett, Paul Giamatti and Peter Berg to popular directors Ron Howard, Brett Ratner and Akiva Goldsman.

“Most documentaries tend to be boring but Breakthrough poises itself as a highly informative yet a very entertaining series at the same time. Each episode is given a totally different treatment by Hollywood’s best talents that is why we take pride in presenting this series to Filipino viewers,” Jude Turcuato, senior vice president and general manager of FOX International Channels Philippines, told The Standard during the launch of NatGeo’s latest offering.

The television executive was also delighted to inform us that the Philippine viewers are among the first to see the series in the region.

“Not only that the Philippines is a very important market for FOX, there’s also a growing demand of series like this in the country,” Turcuato added.

Breakthrough premiered on NatGeo on Nov. 5 at 9 p.m., succeeding episodes will be shown Thursdays at the same time.

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