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Vox’s ‘Explained’ Returns to Netflix with a New Limited Series, “Coronavirus, Explained”

The premiere episode, “This Pandemic, Explained,” is now available on Netflix

Today Vox Media announced “Coronavirus, Explained.” The new limited-series, produced by Vox and Vox Media Studios, premieres with “This Pandemic, Explained,” narrated by J.K. Simmons, which explores how coronavirus became a global pandemic, changing life as we know it.

Two additional episodes of the limited series will be released this summer, one on the international effort to find a vaccine for COVID-19, and another on the mental health impacts of the pandemic and how to cope.

“Coronavirus, Explained” is executive produced by Ezra Klein and Joe Posner of Vox, Chad Mumm of Vox Media Studios, and Claire Gordon, who leads day-to-day production as the show-runner.

You can stream “This Pandemic, Explained” today on Netflix.

Vox explains the news. In a world of too much information and too little context, too much noise and too little insight - Vox’s journalists candidly shepherd audiences through politics and policy, business and pop culture, food, science, and everything else that matters, empowering its audience with the context they need to answer questions they didn’t know they had. Vox is home to influential verticals including Recode, The Goods, and The Highlight; a robust podcast lineup featuring “Today, Explained,” “The Weeds,” “The Ezra Klein Show,” “Switched on Pop,” “Recode Decode,” and more; and award-winning video production with popular series like “Borders” and “EarWorm” on YouTube, “Answered” on Quibi, and “Glad You Asked” for YouTube Originals.

Vox Media Studios is a full-service production studio that works both independently and in partnership with Vox Media’s category-leading editorial networks – Curbed, The Cut, Eater, Grub Street, Intelligencer, New York Magazine, Polygon, Recode, SB Nation, The Strategist, The Verge, Vox, and Vulture – to extend the company’s storytelling capabilities to the most relevant modern platforms. Vox Media Studios is home to the Vox Media Podcast Network – one of the largest, fastest-growing, and most topically-diverse collections of high-quality podcasts, with more than 200 active shows – and Epic, the award-winning, storytelling powerhouse with dozens of film and TV projects in Hollywood, including Argo, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and “Little America” on Apple TV+.

Based in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York, Vox Media Studios is one of the leading independent suppliers of premium non-fiction and scripted programming for television, OTT, podcasts, films, and brand partners including: Eater’s “No Passport Required” on PBS; Vox’s “Explained” – including “The Mind, Explained” and “Sex, Explained” on Netflix; “American Style” on CNN; Polygon’s “Speedrun by Polygon” on Quibi; and “‘Creators for Change’ with Michelle Obama: Girls’ Education,” “Retro Tech,” and Vox’s “Glad You Asked” on YouTube. Forthcoming projects from Vox Media Studios include: “Eater’s Guide to the World” and “Family Style” on Hulu.