Smithsonian Channel will roll out four new factual series in the first half of 2019.
Anchoring the network’s forthcoming slate is America’s Hidden Stories, which explores American history as a series of crime scenes or “cold cases,” offering new interpretations of events like the Salem witch trials, a secret plan by President Lincoln’s War Department to murder Confederate president Jefferson Davis and a 1918 influenza epidemic that may have helped cause World War II.
Disasters at Sea, meanwhile,takes viewers along on the complex investigations into deadly accidents at sea through interviews, documentary footage and dramatic reenactments.
The series is produced by Exploration Production Inc. in association with Smithsonian Networks and Discovery Channel (Canada). Executive producers for Discovery Channel are Marianne Kushmaniuk and Kelly McKeown. Evans and Royle serve as executive producers for Smithsonian Channel.
Apollo’s Moon Shot (pictured) is a six-hour series charting America’s efforts to put a man on the moon, culminating in the Apollo program and the 1969 moon landing.
Apollo’s Moon Shot is produced by Smithsonian Channel. Executive producers for Smithsonian Channel are Evans and Royle.
Inside Mighty Machines follows ex-NASA jet engineer Chad Zdenek through six episodes as he explores the world’s greatest machines, including 747 jumbo jets and the world’s biggest hovercraft.
The series is produced by 360 Production Ltd. for Smithsonian Networks. John Cavanaugh and Royle serve as executive producers for Smithsonian Channel.