discovery+ Announces March Programming Slate





discovery+ Announces March Programming Slate
Two new True Crime series, “Holy Heist” and “Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed,” take viewers behind-the-scenes of infamous crime scandals with unseen footage and thrilling storytelling of shocking discoveries.
[via press release from Discovery, Inc.]
DISCOVERY+ ANNOUNCES MARCH PROGRAMMING SLATE

Highlights Include New True Crime Series Holy Heist and Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed, Restaurant Rivals: Irvine vs. Taffer and a New Season of Ghost Adventures

New York, NY – February 18, 2022 – discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service from Discovery, Inc., today announced new and original programming that will be available in March. Two new True Crime series, Holy Heist and Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed, take viewers behind-the-scenes of infamous crime scandals with unseen footage and thrilling storytelling of shocking discoveries. In Restaurant Rivals: Irvine vs. Taffer, Robert Irvine and Jon Taffer face off to makeover two failing restaurants to determine who is the ultimate master of restaurant recovery. Zak Bagans and the gang are back for an all-new season of Ghost Adventures to explore more of the mysteries of the paranormal world. Viewers will be updated on one woman’s quest to build the largest single family home in America on the premiere of Queen of Versailles Reigns Again. Legacy: In the Shadow of Greatness follows the lives of the children of sports legends Dwyane Wade, Evander Holyfield and Randall Cunningham as they make their own mark on the world. Additional premieres will be available across categories including Love & Relationships, Lifestyle, Adventure and Animals.

Titles premiering in March include:

True Crime

· Holy Heist – Tuesday, March 15

A cop, a boxer, an IRA soldier, and a priest get entangled in one of America’s biggest robberies. But the punchline to this story is darker than anyone ever expected. Now, in an exclusive tell-all, never-before-seen interviews reveal missing millions, terrorism, and murder in the Brinks heist that pinched $7.4 million from an armored car depot.

· Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed – Thursday, March 24

Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed is a three-part docuseries that will profile numerous ex-members of the church as well as Ranin Karim, the woman whose five-month affair with celebrity senior pastor Carl Lentz led to his downfall. The series will explore the high-profile, star-studded church’s ongoing pattern of immoral and unethical behavior with interviews from those who have come forward to share harrowing allegations of trauma, abuse, and labor exploitation that created a culture of chaos within the church. The series will also examine how Hillsong was able to grow into a global brand, while uncovering the truth behind headlines of recent scandals and shining a light on the fine line between culture, corporation and cult.

Paranormal & Unexplained

· Ghost Adventures (season 25) – Thursday, March 10

The Ghost Adventures crew is back. Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley continue their travels to haunted destinations where they meet with locals, eyewitnesses and experts in an attempt to piece together the haunted history of each site. They then begin their “lockdown” investigation, using the latest scientific gadgets and technology in an effort to obtain physical evidence of the paranormal and uncover the truth behind each haunted mystery.

· The Ghost Town Terror – Friday, March 11

When a Seattle family moves to a ghost town in Montana, they quickly realize they are not alone. Fearful that paranormal activity will derail plans to operate a guest ranch, they call in investigators Tim Wood and Sapphire Sandalo to uncover the source of the haunting.

· Help! My House is Haunted: Celebrity Edition – Sunday, March 13

Paranormal investigators Chris Fleming, Jayne Harris and Barri Ghai travel the UK hunting down ghosts and paranormal activity terrorizing celebrity families in their homes. UK celebrity favorites featured include TOWIE’s Frankie Essex, Geordie Shore’s Charlotte Crosby, and comedian and YouTuber Arron Crascall.

Food

· Restaurant Rivals: Irvine vs. Taffer – Thursday, March 3

Robert Irvine and Jon Taffer are arguably the best at turning failing businesses in the food and hospitality industry around. When it comes to results both men use a combination of tough love and sharp business skills to pull failing establishments out of a hole and into the black. Now, these two giants face off against each other for the first time in a no-holds-barred competition to help a pair of struggling restaurant owners back to profitability and see once and for all who reigns supreme.

Home

· Queen of Versailles Reigns Again – Wednesday, March 30

In 2012, the world was introduced to Jackie Siegel and her quest to build the largest single-family home in America in the hit documentary The Queen of Versailles. After a stock market plummet nearly killed her dream home, Jackie and her family are ready to return to their famous 90,000 square-foot home. Offering the first glimpse inside the home since the documentary premiered a decade ago, the series will chronicle a vast renovation project, including the completion of five kitchens, a 35-car garage, 150-person dining room, ballroom and the family’s very own British-style pub.

Documentaries

· Legacy: In the Shadow of Greatness – Tuesday, March 8

A docuseries from 11-time Emmy Award winning filmmaker Jonathan Hock follows the athletic pursuits of the children of sports icons Dwyane Wade, Evander Holyfield and Randall Cunningham as they attempt to make their own mark on the world.

· Last Exit: Space – Thursday, March 10

Rudolph and Werner Herzog take us on an unforgettable journey into space and living beyond Earth as they look to answer the big question, how close are we to fulfilling our dream of becoming space colonists?

Adventure

· Discovering David Dobrik: Colombia – Tuesday, March 22

Having checked Europe, Dubai and South Africa off their bucket list, David and his friends head across the Atlantic to Bogota and Medellin, Colombia where they experience the future of this cosmopolitan city. They put on a fashion show with a local designer, party with drag performers, and attend a heavy metal church service.

Lifestyle

· Pig Royalty (season 2) – Wednesday, March 16

The kings and queens of pig shows are back! The fan-favorite series, Pig Royalty, returns as lines are drawn and loyal allies become enemies. The Rhin and the Balero family rivalry continues to boil while Nugget and Tyler question their allegiances, but as always the drama behind the scenes is as Texas-sized as the competition in the ring.

· Ibiza Weekender – Friday, March 25

Ibiza Weekender follows the every move of reps from a high-end hotel as they navigate their way around party hotspots during a summer full of hopes, dreams, loves and fears, all while dealing with their guests.

· White Water Summer (wt) – Wednesday, March 30

Each Summer, Maupin (population 391) becomes the “Vegas of Oregon” as thousands flock to the Deschutes River for the best white-water rafting in the Pacific Northwest. Taking on the river by day and partying hard at night, the river’s sexy, adventurous raft guides must navigate the rapids of demanding raft bosses, volatile relationships, and clients with the wildest requests.

Love & Relationships

· The Cabins (season 2) – Saturday, March 26

On a new season of The Cabins, couples meet for an extended first date in luxurious and cozy log cabins in a stunning winter setting. Each episode follows three couples in separate cabins as they get to know each other. After 24 hours, they will decide whether to stay another day with each other or to leave the cabin, still single. After a number of days, they will have to check out of the cabin regardless and will choose whether or not to leave as an ‘official cabins couple.’

Science & Technology

· Inventions That Changed History – Thursday, March 31

Inventions That Changed History reveals the wild and often unbelievable stories behind many of pop culture’s most impactful inventions. Historians, scientists, pop culture experts and Hollywood celebrities take viewers on this wild ride full of information and incredible tales.

Magnolia Network

· Art in Bloom with Helen Dealtry (season 2) – Friday, March 4

Artist Helen Dealtry gives a glimpse into her creative process in this studio-based painting series, sharing the how-to of her original creations from start to finish.

· The Craftsman – Friday, March 11

Master craftsman and woodworker Eric Hollenbeck is in the restoration business, taking historic homes and forgotten treasures around his hometown of Eureka, California, and giving them new life.

· Ranch to Table (season 2) – Friday, March 18

Seventh-generation cattle rancher and entrepreneur Elizabeth Poett tackles the work of running her family’s 14,000-acre ranch while crafting regional dishes using her own fresh ingredients.

For more information on discovery+, visit discoveryplus.com. You can follow discovery+ on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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About discovery+

discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 6 months of discovery+ on Verizon. discovery+ has the largest-ever content offering of any new streaming service at launch, featuring a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular, passion verticals in which Discovery brands have a strong leadership position, including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. For more, visit discoveryplus.com or find it on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung.

About Discovery

Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as discovery+, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.



DISCOVERY+ ANNOUNCES EXPANSIVE SLATE OF DOCUMENTARIES FOR 2022





DISCOVERY+ ANNOUNCES EXPANSIVE SLATE OF DOCUMENTARIES FOR 2022

All New, Exclusive and Highly Anticipated Docs From Acclaimed Filmmakers, Featuring Powerful Storytelling, and Exploring Some of the World’s Most Historic Events, to Launch Only on discovery+
NEW YORK, NY – February 3, 2022 – discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service, announced today its expansive slate of documentaries for the first half of 2022 at the semi-annual gathering of the Television Critics Association (TCA). Spotlighting diverse voices and powerful storytelling, these highly anticipated documentaries will launch only on discovery+.

From 11-time Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Hock comes LEGACY: IN THE SHADOW OF GREATNESS (launching March 8), a six-part docuseries following the athletic pursuits of the children of sports icons Dwyane Wade, Evander Holyfield, and Randall Cunningham as they attempt to break out from their parents’ shadows and become legends in their own right.

Additional new offerings include INVENTIONS THAT CHANGED HISTORY (launching March 31), an inspiring six-part series that tells the incredible stories behind the world’s most important inventions, and two new additions to the UNDISCOVERED strand of documentaries which explore some of the world’s greatest untold stories and have the potential to rewrite the history books along the way: UNDISCOVERED: EDGEWOOD (launching May 19), uncovering bizarre and top secret drug experiments that were performed on US soldiers for decades and UNDISCOVERED: FINDING AMELIA, following a brand new expedition to locate and bring home Amelia Earhart (launching June 9).

“In 2022, discovery+ will be the place for audiences to dive into enlightening and out of this world stories with our wide range of feature documentaries and premium docuseries,” says Howard Swartz, Senior Vice President, Docs & Specials (Factual Networks & Streaming). “From intimate storytelling in Legacy: In the Shadow of Greatness to unpacking tales of our past that can change the course of history, audiences will have a menu of options to satisfy their viewing desires.”

“Our first year of discovery+ included a groundbreaking set of documentaries and the reaction from both viewers and the doc community has been amazing. We saw audiences flock to the platform for the work of a diverse group of talented filmmakers in a big way. In 2022, we will expand on our promise to bring urgent, surprising & ambitious stories from award-winning filmmakers including Werner & Rudolph Herzog, Nick Brigden and Keith Maitland, to our viewers around the world,” says Igal Svet, Vice President, Documentaries, discovery+.

These documentaries join the previously announced titles DESTINATION FEAR: TRAIL TO TERROR (launching February 24), directed by and starring Dakota Laden, LAST EXIT: SPACE (launching March 10), directed by Rudolph Herzog and executive produced and narrated by Werner Herzog, and DEAR MR. BRODY (launching April 28), an official selection of the Telluride Film Festival and directed by Keith Maitland.

The full slate of discovery+ premium documentaries, with release dates in chronological order, is below (all streaming dates are subject to change).

LEGACY: IN THE SHADOW OF GREATNESS (March 8, 2022)
Director: Jonathan Hock
Executive Producers: Mike Basone, Dwyane Wade, Mark Ciardi, Jonathan Hock, and Melanie Capacia Johnson
Produced by: NEO Studios, 59th & Prairie Entertainment

A six-part docuseries from 11-time Emmy Award winning filmmaker Jonathan Hock, following the athletic pursuits of the children of sports icons Dwyane Wade, Evander Holyfield, and Randall Cunningham as they attempt to make their own mark on the world.

INVENTIONS THAT CHANGED HISTORY (March 31, 2022)
Executive Producers: Tom Forman, Chuck Dalaklis, Jenny Daly, Jon Beyer

An inspiring six-part limited series that tells the unbelievable stories behind our culture’s most notable inventions.

UNDISCOVERED: EDGEWOOD (May 19, 2022)
Executive Producers: Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia, Craig H. Shepherd, Nick Brigden

From 1955 to 1975, the United States Army Chemical Corps conducted classified human subject research on thousands of soldiers at the Edgewood Arsenal facility in Maryland. The purpose was to evaluate the impact of potent, mind-altering chemical warfare agents on military personnel as an alternative to traditional mortal combat. Today, many of those soldiers believe that the military broke the law and engaged in a decades-long cover-up to hide the truth about what really happened to them at Edgewood Arsenal. Through shocking, never-before-seen footage of the drug experiments, along with exclusive, first-hand accounts from both the mastermind behind the research and the soldiers who participated in it, UNDISCOVERED: EDGEWOOD will uncover the true story of one of the most bizarre and controversial chapters in recent American history.

UNDISCOVERED: FINDING AMELIA (June 9, 2022)
Director: David Carr
Producers: Mark Kadin, Will Ehbrecht, Greg Spring, Michael Carra, Mary Williams

It is the greatest unsolved mystery in American history. Amelia Earhart disappears while attempting to be the first woman to fly around the world in 1937. Credible theories remain unproven, and decades of searching have turned up nothing. But now, a team has irrefutable evidence they know Amelia’s final resting place and are launching an expedition to finally bring her home.

Previously announced:

DESTINATION FEAR: TRAIL TO TERROR (February 24, 2022)
Director: Dakota Laden

In his first-ever documentary and genesis for the hit TV series Destination Fear, Dakota Laden takes his sister Chelsea Laden and best friends Tanner Wiseman and Coalin Smith on a journey to test their limits of fear. Dakota does not tell anyone where they are going, just that they will be sleeping alone for five consecutive nights in five of the most haunted locations in America. What starts out as an experiment in fear turns into a real-life horror movie.

LAST EXIT: SPACE (March 10, 2022)
Director: Rudolph Herzog
Executive Producer: Werner Herzog
Produced by: Gunpowder & Sky, Spring Films and Taglicht Media

Rudolph and Werner Herzog take us on an unforgettable journey into space and living beyond Earth as they look to answer the big question, how close are we to fulfilling our dream of becoming space colonists?

DEAR MR. BRODY (April 28, 2022)
Director: Keith Maitland (Tower, A Song For You)
Producers: Melissa Robyn Glassman, Megan Gilbride, Keith Maitland, and Sarah Wilson.

Executive Producers: Edward R. Pressman, Shep Gordon, Jon Katz, Carolyn Pfeiffer, Regina K. Scully, for Impact Partners: Dan Cogan, Jenny Raskin and Geralyn White Dreyfous, and for Topic Studios: Michael Bloom, Maria Zuckerman and Lisa Leingang.

When hippie-millionaire Michael Brody Jr. publicly announced that he would be giving away his fortune in 1970, he and his wife became instant celebrities. They were mobbed by the public, scrutinized by the press, and overwhelmed by a crush of personal letters from across America responding to his extraordinary offer. DEAR MR. BRODY uses a mix of archival footage, psychedelic animation, stylized recreations, and interviews with the letter writers themselves, to offer a moving meditation on universal human struggles and needs, as well as a uniquely preserved snapshot of a year of American history that deeply resonates today.

About discovery+
discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service. discovery+ features a landmark partnership with Verizon that gives their customers with select plans up to 6 months of discovery+ on Verizon. discovery+ has the largest-ever content offering of any new streaming service at launch, featuring a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular, passion verticals in which Discovery brands have a strong leadership position, including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. For more, visit discoveryplus.com or find it on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku and Samsung.