In distant realms far beyond our familiar solar system, an epic drama is playing out, with a cast list featuring rogue planets, colliding galaxies, and black holes more massive than a billion suns, and each character has its own extraordinary story to tell.
In this five-part series, NOVA delves into the vastness of space to capture moments of high drama when the universe changed forever. State-of-the-art animation delivers astonishing, photorealistic glimpses of the birth of the very first star, the chaos created as two galaxies collide, and the power of a supermassive black hole as it flings a star across space at a million miles an hour. NOVA even takes viewers back on the ultimate time travel voyage to witness the birth of space and time itself. Informed by huge advances in scientific understanding, the series brings us face-to-face with the most surprising characters in the cosmos and reveals how their fates are intertwined with our own. Take a ringside seat for the greatest show in the universe!
Producer: Milla Harrison-Hansley, Laurie Cahalane, Clementine Cheetham, Tom Hewitson, Kate Széll, Helen Shariatmadari, Poppy Pinnock
Executive Producer: Julia Cort, Chris Schmidt, Gideon Bradshaw, Andrew Cohen
Production Company: BBC Studios; NOVA; GBH Boston; The Open University; BBC; PBS; Xigua Video; Bytedance; China Media Group CCTV
Production Year: 2021
Copyright Year: 2021
Director: Clementine Cheetham, Tom Hewitson, Joe Myerscroft, Katy Savage, Poppy Pinnock, Kate Széll, Kenny Scott, Suzy Boyles
Narrator: Talithia Williams
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 275 minutes
Number of Episodes: 5
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen