Discovery-owned Science Channel has commissioned British factual label Phoenix Television to explore the mysterious subterranean worlds beneath our feet.
Underground Marvels will spotlight historians, engineers and experts as they reveal the scale of each underground structure that has either been carved out by nature’s elements or designed and built by humans.
The series will document a network of cellars, wells and tunnels in the Czech Republic previously used to create the world’s most popular beer, the secret caverns and rock formations of the Cheddar Gorge in Southwest England, Nazi bunkers utilized throughout the Channel Islands , subterranean cities along Spain’s southern coast, and the caves of Slovenia once believed to be the portal doors to hell.
Underground Marvels sets out to discover the story behind each subsurface construction, the roles they’ve played throughout history and the secrets they keep hidden away.
“While it’s expected to find both natural and architectural wonders above ground, a surprising and fascinating world exists below ground that we are still uncovering. These spaces range from practical to tactical, to just plain awe-inspiring,” said Lindsey Foster Blumberg, supervising producer at Science Channel, in a statement.
Phoenix’s Miles Jarvis and Jaimi West serve as executive producers. Lindsey Foster Blumberg is supervising producer for Science Channel.
Underground Marvels premieres on Science Channel on Oct. 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.