Bloomberg Media hires Fry for Quicktake show


Hannah Fry

Bloomberg Media has tapped British mathematics professor and author Hannah Fry to front a new series for its Quicktake streaming service and bolster its slate of original shows, reports Alex Ritman of The Hollywood Reporter.

Ritman reports, “Fry, a regular on U.K. radio and TV, will host The Future With Hannah Fry, which will launch on Feb. 22 and explore science, technology and people on the ‘cusp of the most transformative breakthroughs of our age,’ according to producers. The show is set to bring subjects into sharper focus through interviews and explainers, as well as field visits with scientific experts and technology leaders in facilities around the world, exploring breakthroughs across themes such artificial intelligence, crypto, climate, chemistry and ethics.

“‘I’m genuinely obsessed with helping people better understand science and maths’ daily impact on our everyday lives, and we’re working with Bloomberg to bring that to an even larger influential audience globally,’ said Fry, who, alongside being professor in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London, is also a bestselling author, an award-winning science presenter and the host of numerous podcasts and television shows, including The Curious Cases of Rutherford and FryDeepmind: The Podcast and BT Sport’s It’s a Numbers Game.”

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