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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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