Nat Geo picks up “Highway Thru Hell”

The U.S. cable network has picked up Great Pacific Media's unscripted series about a Canadian highway rescue team (pictured) from Beyond Distribution.
November 21, 2012

American cable network National Geographic Channel (NGC) has picked up the U.S. rights to Highway Thru Hell (pictured) from Beyond Distribution.

Commissioned by Discovery Canada and produced by Great Pacific Media, the unscripted series follows the Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue team as it┬ábraves extreme weather conditions to clean up accidents involving potentially dangerous cargo on British Columbia’s Coquihalla Highway.

Highway Thru Hell is an action-packed series that documents men and women helping others, while braving unusual challenges every day,” NGC’s EVP or programming Michael Cascio said in a statement. “These tow truck drivers put their lives at risk to pull vehicles to safety along extreme Canadian mountain routes. We think viewers will be captivated.”

The series will debut on NGC in February 2013.

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