Nat Geo Has Picked Up ‘Mars’ for Season 2
“Mars” debuted on Nov 14, 2016 on Nat Geo, garnering 1.417 million viewers with a 0.3 demo rating among adults (18-49), as well as has been praised by critics and viewers in general. Without a doubt, millions of fans crave to find out whether or not “Mars” will return for a next season on the National Geographic channel, and if this happens, when should we expect its release date? Despite the fact that “Mars” was initially conceived as a six-part mini-series, Nat Geo has picked up the docudrama for a second season, slated to premiere later in 2017. If you don’t want to miss the upcoming premiere, you can sign up for our automatic notifications right now, and we’ll keep you informed.
Inspired by the 2015 book by Stephen Petranek and set in the near future, “Mars” follows a crew of astronauts, who went on a journey in the direction of the red planet, to become the first people managed to reach Mars and to land on its surface. Due to a malfunction with their spacecraft, the team land many kilometres away from the initial landing point. Against the background of the Martian atmosphere, the series is extended with the interviews with numerous specialist in the subject, various scientists, engineers, etc. The TV series is created by Justin Wilkes (jointly with Ben Young Mason), who also serves as executive producer.
It’s worth noting that the docudrama has received a controversial, but mainly favourable reception by critics and viewers. Let’s take a look at some figures. Currently, according to IMDb, “Mars” has a score of 7.6/10 based on over 3,800 user votes. At the same time, according to Rotten Tomatoes, the docudrama has an average score of 7.33/10 and a 59% approval rating among critics and 3.7/5 and a 68% approval rating among the viewers. Meanwhile, according to Metacritic, “Mars” has a score of 59/100 among critics and 5.4/10 among the viewers.
Notification of the Release Date (Season 2)
“Mars” Season 1 came to an end on Dec 19, 2016 and its finale has gained 0.714 million viewers with a 0.14 demo rating among adults (18-49). Apparently, Net Geo was pretty satisfied with the viewing figures and the reception of “Mars,” and, therefore, has confirmed the renewal of docudrama for a sophomore season. “Mars” Season 2 will likely kick off later in 2017. However, Nat Geo has yet to announce a specific release date for a second season.
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