National Geographic Channel has ordered a second season of Breakthrough, executive produced by Imagine Entertainment and Asylum Entertainment, for premiere in spring 2017.

The anthology series focuses on the world’s leading scientists and how their cutting-edge innovations and advancements change lives in the immediate future and beyond.

Brendan and Emmett Malloy join the executive producing team for Season 2 and also will direct. Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Michael Rosenberg, Steve Michaels, Jonathan Koch, Ryann Lauckner and Kurt Sayenga are also returning as executive producers.