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Science Channel sets out to discover “Underground Marvels”

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 ...
September 17, 2019

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.

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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