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How Did We Get This? How Do We Make This? How Do We Use It? National Geographic Greenlights New Global Documentary Series the Curiosity of Jeff Goldblum (W.T.)


Academy- and Emmy nominated Jeff Goldblum ("Jurassic Park,"
"Explorer") Hosts 12-Part Series that Explores the Extraordinary Science
Behind the World's Most "Ordinary" Things

National Geographic and Academy- and Emmy nominated Jeff Goldblum
("Jurassic Park," "Independence Day," "The Big Chill") partner on global
documentary series THE CURIOSITY OF JEFF GOLDBLUM (W.T.). The
twelve-part series from National Geographic Studios, taps into curiosity
seeker Goldblum as he embarks on a journey across the globe to uncover
the extraordinary stories behind the world's most "ordinary" things.

Everything is connected… the Science of life is all around us,
inextricably interwoven in our everyday lives. It's in the food we eat,
the sports we play and the music we listen to. This eye-opening series
throws us outside of our comfort zone with globetrotting host Goldblum
who asks the curious questions we never knew we had, probing the origins
and unpacking the incredible connections behind the most unassuming
subjects. Along the way we'll uncover how even the most deceptively
simple things—from balloons to coffee—have astonishing backstories.

"We are thrilled to partner with megastar Jeff Goldblum who shares our
insatiable curiosity and passion for learning," says Courteney Monroe,
CEO, National Geographic Global Networks. "This series is the perfect
platform for Jeff to use his uniquely infectious and approachable charm
to take viewers on an unexpected and surprising journey."

"National Geographic has a knack for developing smart, immersive
narratives that expand our understanding of the world around us in
creative and entertaining ways," says Goldblum. "Curiosity is a
fundamental human trait; THE CURIOSITY OF JEFF GOLDBLUM (W.T.) puts
me in the driver's seat, guiding viewers on a mind-blowing adventure
where we break down the unexpectedly complex science behind seemingly
basic things."

In each 30-minute episode, cameras follow Goldblum on a dynamic
investigation of the world's most extraordinary "ordinary"
things—getting to the bottom of how we got them, how we make them and
how they continue to impact our daily lives, as each journey of
discovery has surprising connections, turns and revelations. Ice cream,
baseball, subways, cereal, even toilet paper have unlikely origins and
are full of surprising, hidden science of human nature, that will shape
our future. It's a fascinating universe out there, and Goldblum takes us
on his unconventional ride, tackling experiments, busting myths and
encountering scientific experts to reveal the astounding science that
lies right beneath our eyes.

THE CURIOSITY OF JEFF GOLDBLUM (W.T.) is produced by National
Geographic Studios. Brian Lovett is executive producer.

About National Geographic Partners LLC

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National
Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world
premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled
portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic
television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo
MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic's media and
consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines;
National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms;
books; maps; children's media; and ancillary activities that include
travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and
e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our
world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 130 years,
and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going
further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the
world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP
returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic
Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation
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National Geographic Studios

National Geographic Studios is the film and television production unit
of National Geographic Partners. Studios current slate of innovative
projects includes series, specials and feature documentaries with
leading talent from across the television and film landscape. Projects
include Brett Morgen's critically acclaimed feature documentary JANE
on Jane Goodall; the groundbreaking series Chain of Command,
which features unprecedented global access to the U.S. military; the
Emmy-nominated Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tyson; the
reimagining of the iconic Explorer series; as well as numerous
high-profile projects in development.

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