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Science Channel preps new Adam Savage series

Discovery-owned Science Channel is preparing to launch a new series, Savage Builds, with special effects designer and television personality Adam Savage. Savage (pictured) is known for hosting Discovery’s MythBusters and Unchained Reaction, ...
April 24, 2019

Discovery-owned Science Channel is preparing to launch a new series, Savage Builds, with special effects designer and television personality Adam Savage.

Savage (pictured) is known for hosting Discovery’s MythBusters and Unchained Reaction, as well as for his model work for the Star Wars and Matrix franchises.

In each episode of Savage Builds, Savage will take on one major project, collaborating with experts in appropriate fields, friends and colleagues. Featured projects include a flying 3D-printed titanium suit of armor inspired by the Iron Man films and experimenting with highly volatile liquid nitroglycerin.

The series is is produced by Whalerock Industries. Executive producers for Whalerock are Savage, Chris Cowan and John Tessier. The executive producer for Science Channel is Wyatt Channell.

“I’ve spent my life trying to make, create and push the boundaries of what’s possible,” said Savage in a statement. “This new series is a culmination of sorts, as I get to work with some of the most brilliant minds out there as we attempt to solve really absurd ideas that I’ve had in my head for a long time, but have never had the opportunity to dive into, until now. And of course, the most absurd ideas are often what generates the most innovative engineering.”

“Adam’s enthusiasm for science is contagious,” added Nancy Daniels, chief brand officer, Discovery and factual. “Savage Builds is the perfect showcase for him to do what he loves to do on scale that hasn’t been done before.”

Savage Builds premieres in June on Science Channel and will air on Discovery.

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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