Breakthrough is a six-part National Geographic Channel series about cutting-edge science that will change

our lives in the very near future and beyond.

Produced by Imagine Entertainment and Asylum Ent., each episode is directed by top Hollywood visionaries – from renown actors Angela Bassett, Paul Giamatti and Peter Berg to popular directors Ron Howard, Brett Ratner, and Akiva Goldsman and explores the courage, passion and imagination that scientists bring to their respective fields.

Selected as the premiere episode, Ms. Vecchione’s “Fighting Pandemics” follows the story of the Ebola outbreak of 2014.  The virus almost brought the world to its knees, but the crisis also mobilized scientists and researchers, paving the way for new treatments and vaccines.