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A ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Fights for Our Future

EXCLUSIVE (Rolling Stone) — Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau talks his new Bloomberg show An Optimist’s Guide to the Planet, where he travels the globe to explore climate solutions

“WE NEED TO imagine a different version of our future,” says Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

The photogenic Danish actor from Game of Thrones and the upcoming Apple TV+ series The Last Thing He Told Me is set to feature in a new Bloomberg Originals series, Rolling Stone can exclusively reveal. An Optimist’s Guide to the Planet is a six-episode series from Cream Productions and Wildfire Television that will debut sometime in 2024, and features the Emmy-nominated actor and United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador traveling the globe to showcase the efforts of people who are finding innovative ways to combat the climate-change crisis and transform the environment.

An Optimist’s Guide to the Planet sees Coster-Waldau visit everywhere from the Nashulai Maasai Conservancy in Kenya to Solar Sister in Tanzania to an electric aircraft company in Burlington, Vermont. The series was inspired by the star’s UNDP efforts as well as the 2018 documentary Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, where you bear witness to humans’ impact on the planet. Needless to say, it’s a lot more hopeful than that aforementioned HBO series.

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