The science entertainment portion of Netflix is growing stronger by the minute.
Nerds and jocks alike were saddened earlier this year when Mythbusters came to an end. Mythbusters was previously Discovery Channel’s flagship show, which featured various topics and applied science to find their solution. The show was hosted by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, who used science to test such high-brow theories as “Can I use a swing to flip over completely?” and “Will I be electrocuted if I use the shower during a thunderstorm?” Mythbusters used rumors, word-of-mouth, the news, and the Internet to find things to debunk (or support) with science.
Savage and Hyneman proved to have great comedic chemistry in season one, but the channel did decide to have a “Build Team” starting on season two. The “Build Team” did exactly as one might expect; they were shown working on the physical science that would help Savage and Hyneman test their numerous theories. The “Build Team” was popularized by Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci, and Kari Byron, who worked on the show for several seasons before announcing their departure in 2014. The final two seasons of the show went back to their Hyneman-Savage solo roots, and Mythbusters was a touchstone program until its cancellation in 2016. Of course, you can still catch one of the 282 episodes as they rerun throughout the channel.
And now there is good news for the Mythbuster family! According to Indiewire, Netflix has approved of a new television series hosted by the former “Build Team” members Imahara, Belleci, and Byron. Their new series, The White Rabbit Project, has been described as Mythbusters in Wonderland by the Discovery alums.
Netflix enticed the audience of Dragon Con when they showed a small teaser of The White Rabbit Project, but many details are still unknown. It is unclear just how involved the “Build Team” is involved in the Netflix original, and what exactly the show will be covering. The program is currently named after an Alice in Wonderland reference, which is supposed to allude to the weirdness that one would experience when you fall into the rabbit hole that is the Internet.
Netflix will release The White Rabbit Project on December 9 of this year.