Adam Savage Will Host and Produce The New MYTHBUSTERS JR. Series on The Science Channel
Adam Savage is returning to his roots and is set to host and executive produce a new series on the Science Channel called Mythbusters Jr. The series will focus on six of the nation’s most talented kids and offer them a chance to show off their amazing ingenuity and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) skills.
Savage will help guide the junior MythBusters, separating fact from fiction as only he can. The kids will tackle myths similar to those seen in MythBusters, ranging from driving, explosions, chemistry, physics, popular culture, and more.
A series where we get to watch kids blow themselves up while doing crazy experiments!? What could possibly go wrong!? I'm in! I'm a huge fan of Adam Savage, so it's really cool that he is coming on board to help lead the charge on this new Mythbusters series. Here's what he had to say in a statement:
"I’m so excited to be returning to Discovery to work with these kids on a new incarnation of the show I love so much. To be able to confront them with great questions and the resources to answer them is such a dream. Helping to inspire future scientists and engineers is a mission I share with Discovery."
Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer for Discovery and Factual, added:
“Adam Savage is a true American original, a singular talent who inspired a new generation of MythBusters and will not get a chance to mentor a remarkable group of kid geniuses. MythBusters is an iconic series and to be able to expand its roster in spectacular style with MythBusters Jr. is something that we are proud to do.”
The first season of the series will consist of 10-episodes, and it will debut on the Science Channel near the end of 2018.