Jeff Goldblum made worldwide headlines on July 18 when the streaming service Now TV erected 25-foot reclining, chest-baring statue of the actor in London to mark the 25th anniversary of “Jurassic Park.” A week later, Goldblum appeared—this time in a suit and tie—at the Television Critics Association press tour to announce his new series for National Geographic, tentatively titled “The Curiosity of Jeff Goldblum.”
The project came about after he had served as guest host of three of the cable network’s “Explorer” episodes last year. “We all know that National Geographic is widely known for their unique ability to expand our knowledge and connection with the world and cosmos around us, with immersive and entertaining narratives,” he said. “I was very thrilled to be working with them then and even more thrilled to be embarking on this new opportunity now.”
In the 12-episode series, Goldblum will explore the origins and connections of every day things. He offered cereal, ice cream, and toilet paper as examples of possible subjects.
“Many things seem ordinary,” he said. “But upon investigation and with a little excavation and detective work and when seen through the lens of real science and facts, we uncover that these things may not be so ordinary after all, and may be extraordinary.”