Discovery-owned Travel Channel is seeking to gather hard evidence of the fabled Bigfoot in an eight-part investigative-adventure series.
Expedition Bigfoot seeks to track the whereabouts of the mysterious creature over three weeks in an undisclosed 90,000-acre swath of land in central Oregon.
The series, which premieres on Dec. 8 at 10 p.m., will follow a group of expert researchers as they use an advanced data algorithm and groundbreaking science and tools to analyze five decades of Bigfoot sightings, in an attempt to pinpoint when and where to encounter the legendary beast.
The team is made up of ex-military survivalist Russell Acord (pictured left), primatologist Mireya Mayor (center left), expedition operations Bryce Johnson (center right), Bigfoot researcher Ronny LeBlanc (right) and Bigfoot investigator Ryan “RPG” Golembeske.
Expedition Bigfoot is produced by Railsplitter Pictures for Travel Channel. For Railsplitter Pictures, Matt Ginsburg and Tim Healy serve as EPs. For Travel Channel, the EP is Charles Norlander, and Julie Meisner Eagle is vice president of production and development, Matthew Butler is general manager and Henry Schleiff is group president of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.
“Travel Channel has assembled the very best team of experts in Bigfoot lore and science to give us proof of the creature’s existence once and for all,” said Butler, in a statement. “The journey is formidable, and the jeopardy is real. Skeptics and believers alike will both agree the trek this team makes is something they have never seen before.”
The search for Bigfoot has featured prominently on the schedule of another Discovery-owned net in the recent past, with Ping Pong Productions’ Finding Bigfoot running for several seasons on Animal Planet, from 2011-2018.
This story was updated Nov. 8 to reflect a schedule change. The premiere date for Expedition Bigfoot has been moved to Dec. 8. It was originally set to air Dec. 4.