It’s a great time of year for television. Not only are the Emmys coming up, honoring the best shows and performances from the past year, but we’re also looking at nominated favorites and exciting new things to come with the Television Critics Association’s summer tour. Fangirlish attended National Geographic’s Annual Summer TCA Kickoff Party in Beverly Hills this week, which offered a stellar showcase of the network’s upcoming programming slate.
With gorgeous views of the Los Angeles skyline and sunset, a tasty menu (including fudge made before our eyes like a science experiment), signature drinks (hellooo ginger margarita), and puppies (!!), this rooftop soiree was one to remember.
On top of all that awesome, the party also included fun nods to Nat Geo’s programming, such as Mars Season 2 and Valley of the Boom, and Explorer. From a large, spinning model of Mars to themed photo ops, there was so much to explore. We also got to try a cool VR experience that allowed us to walk with lions in the African savannah and fly with thousands of Monarch butterflies in the jungle. Oh, and did we mention the puppies?
Here are a few of the upcoming Nat Geo shows we’re excited about:
Mars Season 2
This six-part series will take place in the year 2042, jumping ahead several years from Season 1 after the Daedalus astronauts have built a full-fledged colony — Olympus Town. Having established humankind as an interplanetary species, MARS examines the impact that humans have on the Red Planet and the consequences the planet has on us.
Valley of the Boom
This show explores the dot-com era during Silicon Valley’s unprecedented tech boom of the 1990s and subsequent bust. The six-part limited series tells the wildly true stories of the epic browser wars and the companies that shaped the internet.
The Curiosity of Jeff Goldblum
While not actually featured at the party, the news of Jeff Goldblum’s upcoming unscripted show for National Geographic definitely has us intrigued. This 12-part series will follow the Jurassic Park actor across the globe as he embarks on a journey to uncover the extraordinary stories behind the world’s most ordinary things.