Beloved actor Jeff Goldblum is set to host a docuseries called The World According to Jeff Goldblum for Disney's upcoming Disney+ streaming service. When it comes to A-list Hollywood actors, few are more appreciated than Goldblum, who's almost as equally famous for his unique personality and way of speaking as he is for his dozens of memorable film and TV roles. Goldblum is himself truly a one-of-a-kind character, and is also regularly one of the funniest talk show guests one is likely to see.
Goldblum's most famous role is probably Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park, which he would go on to reprise in The Lost World: Jurassic Park and (briefly) in last year's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Goldblum's shirtless scene has become the stuff of internet meme legend, and has been manipulated in just about every possible way visually. As of 2017, Goldblum is also officially part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having played gregarious villain The Grandmaster in Thor: Ragnarok.
Now, Goldblum's newest gig will see him head back to the small screen, as host of the Disney+ streaming docuseries The World According to Jeff Goldblum. The show was revealed during Disney's long, detailed presentation concerning their new streaming service held at the company's annual Investors Day, is produced by Jane Root's Nutopia for National Geographic, and will see Goldblum reveal "a world of astonishing connections, fascinating science, and a whole lot of big ideas" that hide behind familiar things, per Disney's official description.
As mentioned above, Goldblum is considered very personally likeable by many, making the actor a natural fit for the job of host. In fact, it's a bit surprising he hasn't been tapped to lead a show as himself before. While Goldblum is more widely known for his film work, The World According to Jeff Goldblum will by no means be his first starring gig on TV. Goldblum played a hallucinating detective on the short-lived 2007 NBC series Raines, and played a different detective for two seasons of USA's Law & Order: Criminal Intent. For whatever reason, the small screen seems to like cop Goldblum.
For now, The World According to Jeff Goldblum doesn't have a timetable for release on Disney+. The service itself launches on November 12 in the U.S., and will have expanded globally by the end of 2021. Other shows on Disney+ include MCU programs starring Loki, Falcon and Winter Soldier, Scarlet Witch and Vision, and reportedly, Hawkeye, as well as Marvel's animated What If, first ever Star Wars live-action series The Mandalorian, and multiple unscripted offerings. Disney+ is looking like a monster of a contender to Netflix's subscription streaming throne.