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DNI lines up “Superhuman Showdown”

Discovery Networks International has commissioned Superhuman Showdown, a five-part series that aims to track down and investigate individuals with unique abilities, from champion knife throwers to record-breaking mathematicians.
August 2, 2012

Discovery Networks International (DNI) has commissioned Superhuman Showdown, a five-part series that aims to track down and investigate individuals with unique abilities, from champion knife throwers to record-breaking mathematicians.

The series, from Maverick Television, will premiere on Discovery Channel in 209 countries across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America beginning in September.

Each hour-long episode is led by three scientists, each an expert in a different field of human research. The ‘super humans’ are split into five categories: speed, strength, endurance, brain power and skill, with each episode delving into their respective abilities.

Superhuman Showdown is exec produced by Elizabeth McIntyre for DNI and Ian Holt for Maverick Television.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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