• Publication date: November 21, 2013


In 2057 the sun is dying, and so the Earth is slowly losing its vitality and its ability to host life with every passing moment. A team of scientist is sent on a mission to re-ignite the failing Sun with a stellar bomb that has an explosive mass equal to Manhattan. With the knowledge that a similar team has already failed to save the sun 7 years earlier, how will this team's efforts manage to save humanity?

  • Publication date: November 21, 2013


Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2007

MBC 2:

August 15, 2017 06:00 (KSA) ~ August 15, 2017 05:00 (CLT)

(mbc.net) In 2050, at the threat of a solar winter, humanity unites their efforts to save the dying sun- and so save Earth. They send a sophisticated spacecraft dubbed Icarus-I carrying a stellar bomb, that is supposed to detonate within the sun's core re-igniting it and re-establishing its chain-reaction  of miniature 'explosions' that keep the sun brightly-lit and fired-up.

Yet that was 7 years ago, as once Icarus-I entered the dead zone, where no broadcast is possible between it and the green planet, communication was lost with the ship as well as its crew, and thus no hint of why the mission failed to detonate its stellar bomb was ever revealed.

Thus in 2057 Icarus-II is sent to our dying sun as a last effort to re-ignite it and help life continue on our planet. This time the crew has a stellar nuclear bomb the mass of Manhattan. But as soon as the ship enters the dead zone a distress signal from Icarus-I is picked up. What became of the crew and ship that has been missing for 7 years? And would the use of both bombs increase the chances of the mission's success? Or is something sinister behind the failure of the first mission to begin with?


  • Cillian Murphy
  • Chris Evans
  • Rose Byrne
  • Michelle Yeoh
  • Cliff Curtis
  • Mark Strong

Directed by:  Danny Boyle

Rating:  R for violent content and language.