Breakthrough

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Breakthrough is a scientific documentary television series on National Geographic Channel that premiered on November 1, 2015. It is produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. All of the episodes are directed by guest directors such as Friday Night Lights... read more
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Breakthrough is a scientific documentary television series on National Geographic Channel that premiered on November 1, 2015. It is produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. All of the episodes are directed by guest directors such as Friday Night Lights creator Peter Berg, actors Paul Giamatti and Angela Bassett, screenwriter Akiva Goldsman and director Brett Ratner.

Original Release

11/01/2015 on NGEO

US Release

11/01/2015

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Cast

Tanya Thompson Woman 1
Nir Barzilai Self - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Cynthia Kenyon Self - UCSF School of Medicine, VP Calico
Billy B. Collins Doctor
Ian Crozier Self
John M. Dye Self - Chief of Viral Immunology, USAMRIID
Brima Kargbo Self - Chief Medical Officer, Sierra Leone
Alessandro Vespignani Self - Professor, Northeastern University
Lynn Black Self - Last Mile Health - Liberia, Massachusetts General Hospital
Erica Ollmann Saphire Self - Professor
(see additional cast & crew)
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Directors

David Lowery, Steven Hoggard, Brett Ratner, Angela Bassett, Ron Howard, Kurt Sayenga, Brendan Malloy, Akiva Goldsman, Shalini Kantayya, Shane Carruth, Ana Lily Amirpour, Emmett Malloy, Peter Berg, Paul Giamatti

Writers

Kurt Sayenga, Steven Hoggard, Mason Funk, Anthony Lund, David Jacobson

Cast

Tanya Thompson Woman 1
Nir Barzilai Self - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Cynthia Kenyon Self - UCSF School of Medicine, VP Calico
Billy B. Collins Doctor
Ian Crozier Self
John M. Dye Self - Chief of Viral Immunology, USAMRIID
Brima Kargbo Self - Chief Medical Officer, Sierra Leone
Alessandro Vespignani Self - Professor, Northeastern University
Lynn Black Self - Last Mile Health - Liberia, Massachusetts General Hospital
Erica Ollmann Saphire Self - Professor
Claire McCaskill Self - Ranking Member, Special Committee on Aging
Robin Carhart-Harris Self
Jeffrey Kamlet Self
Mary P. Cosimano Self
Andre Choulika Self
Carl H. June Self
Bruce L. Levine Self
David L. Porter Self
Waseem Qasim Self
Paul Veys Self

Producers

Kurt Sayenga Executive Producer
Ryann Lauckner Executive Producer
Ron Howard Executive Producer
Brian Grazer Executive Producer
Anthony Lund Executive Producer
Steven Michaels Executive Producer
Brendan Malloy Executive Producer
Emmett Malloy Executive Producer
Patti Duce Executive Producer
Steven Hoggard Executive Producer
Mark Dowley Executive Producer
David Jacobson Executive Producer
Michael Rosenberg Executive Producer
Jonathan Koch Executive Producer
Kevin Tao Mohs Executive Producer
Paul Haddad Executive Producer
Jonathan Silberberg Executive Producer
Gigi D'Amore Producer
Peter Karp Producer
Mary Helen Phelan Producer
Seth NeJame Producer
Aaron Waiton Producer
Jeremy Alverio Producer
David Kraemer Producer
Jess Mosley Producer
Joel Dobzewitz Producer
Susan Nguyen Producer
Paul Haddad Producer
Daniel Pappas Producer
Lauren Grzybowski Producer
Madeleine Molyneaux Producer
Carolyn Sperry Producer
David LaMattina Producer
Michelle Upton Producer
Calvin Singh Producer
Mike Sarkissian Producer
Mason Funk Producer
Jaime Ryan Heintz Producer
Nancy Swenton Producer
Anthony Lund Producer
Gina Vecchione Producer
David Jacobson Producer
Joe LaMattina Producer
Jason Grider Producer
Victoria Marquette Producer
Dan Jolly Producer
Nick Britton Producer
Adam Bardach Producer
Abigail Fuller Producer

Editors

Joe LaMattina, Gina Vecchione, J.D. Sievertson, David LaMattina, Morgan Faust, Beth Spiegel, Asako Ushio, Ruben Sebban, Ravi Subramanian, James Seligman, Tom Ronca, Brian Lazarte

2016 Emmy Outstanding Narrator Nominated
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