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For so many years, the now-defunct Mythbusters was a dependable part of the TV viewing experience, and it was all the way back in Season 2 when show presenters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman brought The Build Team out to take on half of each episode. Unfortunately, Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara were removed from Mythbusters in 2014, but it looks like they'll have the last laugh, as the trio signed up for a wild and interesting new series for Netflix called White Rabbit Project. Somebody get Jefferson Airplane on the stereo, because we're getting this show in 2016.
As you might imagine, White Rabbit Project will put to use a lot of the skills and know-how that the team first brought to the Discovery hit together. Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara will be taking on a plethora of weird and offbeat events and stories from the worlds of pop culture, history and science, and each episode will feature the threesome putting together experiments and other projects that will hopefully provide some truth behind these well-traveled tales.
In particular, audiences will get to see Belleci, Byron and Imahara putting their brains to work on subjects like superpower technology, heists, jailbreaks and notably offbeat weapons from World War II, according to Deadline. And I know what you're thinking. This all sounds very, very close to Mythbusters proper, since that show often sidestepped actual myths to take on the feasibility of movie stunts and other media-based experiments. I mean, go with what you know, obviously. And it's not like most Mythbusters fanatics are going to gripe, since that show isn't making new episodes anymore.
Mythbusters came to an end in March of this year after being on the air since the beginning of 2003. The seasons following Belleci, Byron and Imahara's departure were fine enough, but there was something missing with just Savage and Hyneman taking everything on. Both men are actually still working together over on Tested.com, while Savage was very recently a guest on Greg Grunberg and Kevin Smith's AMC show Geeking Out.
Netflix has been nailing it every which way when it comes to scripted programming, from Stranger Things to the Marvel shows to BoJack Horseman, and I'm glad to see the unscripted side getting developed as well. While the company has been wary about "reality TV," it appears Netflix doesn't mind taking on informational programming and docu-series so long as the exploitation is kept to a minimum. And this show's reveal comes quite soon after the announcement that science guy Bill Nye will host his own talk show. Maybe Penn & Teller or Nick News will be the next to find a home on Netflix.
White Rabbit Project is set to blow your mind with its debut season on Netflix starting Friday, December 9. To see when the streaming service's other big releases are coming, check out our Netflix schedule, and for everything else headed to the small screen later this year, head to our fall premiere schedule.