A+E Networks’ History will premiere non-fiction programming from Lost Arts Pictures, The Content Group, Blumhouse Television and other prodcos this fall as part of its new strand, ‘History’s Greatest Mysteries.’
The strand, hosted and narrated by actor Laurence Fishburne (pictured), will investigate a range of topics such as the Titanic, Roswell, John Wilkes Booth and Sir Ernest Shackleton’s lost ice ship.
‘History’s Greatest Mysteries’ begins Nov. 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT with The Final Hunt for D.B. Cooper, produced by Lost Arts Pictures in association with 3BMG.
The special follows D.B. Cooper expert Eric Ulis, a team of specialists and a retired FBI agent who, armed with leads regarding the identity of Cooper — the pseudonym of an man who hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft in 1971 — attempt to solve the infamous skyjacking.
From Texas Crew Productions and TH Entertainment, Titanic’s Lost Evidence opens a dust-covered box that has remained hidden in a British manor house for 108 years, containing the personal notes of Lord Mersey, a British jurist and politician tasked with investigating the ship’s sinking in 1912.
David Karabinas, Mark Anstendig and Brad Bernstein serve as EPs for Texas Crew Productions and Gregory Hall and Peter C. Leeds serve as EPs for TH Entertainment. Mike Stiller executive produces for History.
The special premieres Nov. 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Slated for Nov. 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Endurance: The Hunt for Shackleton’s Ice Ship from Atlantic Productions sees maritime archaeologist and shipwreck expert, Mensun Bound, embark on an expedition to locate Shackleton’s ship, which was destroyed by shifting glaciers in Antarctica in 1914.
History will air The Escape of John Wilkes Booth – which examines whether Booth escaped his death following the assassination of President Lincoln — from Big City TV and The Content Group on Dec. 5 at 9 p.m ET/PT.
Finally, from Bungalow Entertainment and Blumhouse Television, History will debut the three-part series Roswell: First Witnesses starting Dec. 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
The series investigates new evidence behind the mysterious 1947 Roswell crash, following the grandchildren of Major Jesse Marcel, the first person to investigate the wreckage, and former CIA operative Ben Smith.
Robert Friedman serves as EP for Bungalow Entertainment; Mike Stiller is EP for History.
A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for all programs.
Photo credit: Nolan Cifuentes/A+E Networks