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Coronavirus, Explained
Narrated byJ. K. Simmons
Theme music composerJackson Greenberg[1]
Opening theme"Explained Theme Song"
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes1
Executive producer(s)
  • Claire Gordon
  • Joe Posner
  • Ezra Klein
  • Chad Mumm
  • Mark W. Olsen
  • Sara Masetti
  • Sam Ellis
CinematographyCory Popp
  • Jan Kobal
  • Denny Thomas
Running time26 minutes
Production company(s)Vox Media
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseApril 26, 2020 (2020-04-26)
Related shows
External links
Official website

Coronavirus, Explained is an American documentary limited series produced by Vox. The series, along with The Mind, Explained and Sex, Explained, is a spin-off of the television series Explained.[2] Episodes of the show explore various topics around the subject of the COVID-19 pandemic, exploring the efforts to stop it.[3] The series premiered on Netflix on April 26, 2020. The series is narrated by J. K. Simmons.


No. in
TitleNarratorOriginal release date [4]
11"This Pandemic"J. K. SimmonsApril 26, 2020 (2020-04-26)
A look into the history of the virus and spread of the pathogen to countries and warnings issued by experts a long time ago featuring clips from April 2019 by Bill Gates, Peter Daszak and Maryn McKenna



Vox Media planned to have ten weeks to work on each episode; however, the first episode was rushed to be released in two-and-a-half weeks due to the prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic. They had already interviewed Bill Gates for an episode in season 2 of Explained called "The Next Pandemic" before the pandemic began, and Vox Media ended up using some of that footage for their first episode.[2]


The trailer for the mini-series was released on April 22, 2020.[3] The first episode was released on April 26, 2020, with the second and third episode scheduled to be released during the summer of 2020.[2]


  1. ^ Greenberg, Jackson. "Explained Theme Song (Original Music From The Netflix Series)". Spotify. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Jarvey, Natalie (April 25, 2020). "Netflix Unpacks Coronavirus Pandemic With New Season of 'Explained'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Stream It Or Skip It: 'Sex, Explained' On Netflix, A New Season Of Vox's Docuseries That's All About Doin' It". Decider. 2020-01-02. Retrieved 2020-01-15.
  4. ^ "Explained – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved August 30, 2019.

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