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A Brief History Of The Future – PBS

PBS has looked into the future and set a premiere date and unveiled a trailer for its latest high-profile docuseries.

The network will launch A Brief History of The Future, which comes from Drake’s DreamCrew, Kathryn Murdoch and Ari Wallach’s newly-launched Futurific Studios and philanthropist Wendy Schmidt, on April 3.

The six-part series is hosted by futurist Ari Wallach and the idea is that it will help viewers imagine – and work toward – a better tomorrow. The series challenges the dystopian framework embraced by popular culture by offering a new take on the future exploring potential solutions  to existential threats.

It features insights from thinkers, scientists, developers and storytellers including French President Emmanuel Macron, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, sailor Dame Ellen MacArthur, musician Grimes, architect Bjarke Ingels, climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe and soccer player Kylian Mbappé.

The series was written and directed by Andrew Morgan and produced by Zach Morgan of Untold. It is exec produced by Murdoch, Wallach, Schmidt, and DreamCrew. Fremantle is handling international distribution for the series.


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