Will Smith Hosting Darren Aronofsky-Produced Nat Geo Series “One Strange Rock” (Video)


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announced today on his Facebook page that he will be hosting the National Geographic event series One Strange Rock, which will be exec. produced by . Smith’s announcement was accompanied by a teaser video, which you can watch below.

The 10-episode series will tell the story of Earth and why it’s teaming with life compared to other planets. The series is anchored by a group of astronauts, including Canada’s Chris Hadfield and Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to go into space on the space shuttle Endeavour, who give their own perspective of the planet as they’ve seen it from space.

The series is produced by , Protozoa Pictures and Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment with Aronofsky as the series executive along with , Ari Handel, Peter Lovering, Scott Franklin, Tim Pastore and Matt Renner. Arif Nurmohamed will co-executive produce.

“I am thrilled to have on board to guide our series,” Aronofsky said in a press release for the series. “His charisma, intelligence and humanity will add greatly to the project, helping welcome viewers into this unique narrative about the mind-blowing wonders that make life on Earth possible.”

Smith and Aronofsky are both repped by .

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