Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is a follow-up to the 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which was presented by Carl Sagan on PBS.
The show is presented by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who, as a young college student, was inspired by Sagan.
Among the Executive Producers are Seth MacFarlane and Ann Druyan, Sagan’s widow, a co-author and co-creator of the original series. The show is produced by Brannon Braga.
Daniel Kleinman was asked to create several animated sequences that would help to explain, in a simple and intuitive way, some of the more complex scientific theories that Cosmos explores.
The sequences were created using a mix of CG animation and handcrafted illustration in collaboration with Framestore.