National Geographic Channel has ordered a show from an actor best known for the stoner comedies of the "Harold & Kumar" feature film franchise. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new program from actor Kal Penn is “Mapology."
Penn will serve as host and producer, the story reports. The show will map data on topics ranging from money to weather, and will examine how that influences people’s lives, the story says. The project doesn’t have an episode order yet, although it’s set to debut in spring 2015.
“I’m excited to be the viewer’s gateway to cartography and statistics,” Penn said. “National Geographic has a legacy of transporting people to amazing places and with ‘Mapology,’ we’re going to establish connections made through statistics and data, and reveal how the bigger picture affects the real world, throughout history, across societies and into our hearts and brains.”