The Academy Award-winning actress will narrate the first two episodes of the VR series from Felix & Paul Studios. Produced in conjunction with Facebook’s Oculus with participation from NASA, Space Explorers made its world premiere earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival.
“I am in awe of the NASA astronauts and their incredible commitment to the rigorous training required for their extremely challenging missions,” said Larson in a statement. “Narrating the Space Explorers virtual reality series was a unique opportunity and gave me an intimate appreciation for these real-life superheroes and the sacrifices they make on behalf of our country, the field of space exploration and the scientific community.”
The VR series is an experiential virtual reality series about the new age of space exploration. Viewers witness firsthand the lives of both new and veteran NASA astronauts including Sunita Williams, Jeanette Epps, Victor Glover, Michael Gernhardt and Jessica Meir as they navigate the trials and sacrifices of their training and missions. The series explores (hence the title) the dynamics of camaraderie among space programs around the world and the collaboration between public and private space agencies and highlights the latest advancements and plans for deep space exploration.
Space Explorers: A New Dawn was directed by Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël and is currently available on the Oculus store.