Jeff Goldblum is the executive producer and host of The World According to Jeff Goldblum from National Geographic and Disney+. He joined Deadline for its Contenders Television: The Nominees panel and talked about how each season is mapped out — and he also teases what he hopes to see in a possible Season 3.
Goldblum explained that the show is a “very collaborative” effort on the ideas that are “batted around” by NatGeo executives, his producing partner and the crew making the show. He said that ahead of Season 2 he was given a list of ideas and advised to “start riffing on any associations, histories or curiosities about any of these things.”
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“We had this approach that allowed me and kind of embraced the idea and encouraged me to be my authentic self, not pretend to know more than I do, and just have an encounter with people,” he told moderator Anthony D’Alessandro.
Although a third season has not been officially announced, Goldblum expressed what he is hoping to see in the next installment of the documentary series, which is Emmy-nominated for the Outstanding Hosted Non-Fiction Series or Special category.
“I hope there’s a Season 3 or some kind of continuation of what we’re already doing,” Goldblum said. “Music is of robust interest to me. As a matter of fact, it occurs to me now, but before I left to do this [new project], I was in the studio again with my band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, and we recorded some things that gave me a big thrill. Maybe if we’re basing more material in this series on stuff that thrills me and makes me curious and about which I can learn, and I’m eager to learn more, that could be something some aspect of it.”
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