From a media release:
Death is certain. What isn’t certain is how — or if — the human species will perish entirely, and what humanity will do to cope or even thrive in the face of catastrophic threats. In an attempt to explore this complex existential crisis, Crave announced today that its new original series WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE (EVEN JAY BARUCHEL) is available for streaming on Crave on Saturday, April 30 in English and French. Hosted by Canadian actor, director, and author Jay Baruchel (Goon, This Is The End), the half-hour, six-part series is a smart, tongue-in-cheek look at the end of the world, which draws together science, psychology, pop culture, and philosophy.
A teaser trailer for WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE debuted during last night’s 94th OSCARS® broadcast coverage on CTV. Also revealed today are first-look images from the new series.
In each episode, Baruchel meets his fascination with the apocalypse head-on, as he explores, from a place of genuine curiosity and wonder, various ways humanity could possibly meet its doom including; an asteroid Armageddon; a nuclear catastrophe; a pandemic pandemonium; an alien invasion; a volcanic cataclysm; and a climate apocalypse. Featuring some of the top scientists, activists, and experts in their respective fields, and highlighting the cutting-edge science, ideas, and technological innovations at the forefront of the defense of humanity, the series is suffused with the ultimate hope that humankind can come together to make the world a better place.
Episodic synopses for this ‘killer’ series are outlined below:
Episode 1 – Asteroid Armageddon
Could an asteroid destroy the world? Jay meets with experts including the Planetary Defense Officer at NASA to find out if “we’re all gonna die”.
Episode 2 – Nuclear Catastrophe
Jay learns that, far from being a relic of the Cold War, nuclear Armageddon is as big a threat as ever.
Episode 3 – Pandemic Pandemonium
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Jay tackles the existential threat of disease, while considering the added danger of human-made viruses.
Episode 4 – Alien Invasion
Jay believes that aliens are out there, watching us at the very least. But do they pose a threat? (Maybe!)
Episode 5 – Volcanic Cataclysm
Jay learns about a surprising threat. Supervolcanoes are often overlooked, but when they erupt, they will change the Earth’s climate.
Episode 6 – Climate Apocalypse
Jay explores the emergency that is climate change, and considers what we can do, as a species, to save ourselves from… ourselves.
WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE is produced by 90th Parallel Productions in association with Bell Media’s Crave with the participation of the Canada Media Fund (CMF), the Government of Canada – Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit Program and Ontario Creates – Tax Credit Program. Written and Directed by Victoria Lean. Produced by Stuart Henderson, Victoria Lean, and Ben Travers. Jay Baruchel, Stuart Henderson, and Gordon Henderson are Executive Producers.