— All-New Series Premiering Wednesday, August 12 at 10/9c Includes a Spotlight on Criminal Mastermind “El Chapo” —
(Beverly Hills, Calif.) – Drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Medellin cartel leader Pablo Escobar, and queen of the Miami drug scene Griselda Blanco are among the list of history’s most vicious gangsters, relentless drug barons and ruthless arms dealers. Behind each merciless outlaw’s story are the dedicated special agents and fearless law enforcement officials tasked with capturing these most wanted bandits, dead or alive. This August, American Heroes Channel (AHC) launches MANHUNT: KILL OR CAPTURE, a riveting new series featuring the most memorable manhunts, task force shutdowns and undercover infiltrations of infamous masterminds in the history of American law enforcement. The ten-part first season of MANHUNT: KILL OR CAPTURE premieres Wednesday, August 12 at 10/9c exclusively on AHC.
“Right now, pivotal world events happening all around us require context within the framework of history – and the recent news of drug lord El Chapo’s escape is a prime example of that,” said Kevin Bennett, EVP and general manager of American Heroes Channel. “In this heated environment where the search for Mexico’s most prolific outlaw changes with each passing day, MANHUNT: KILL OR CAPTURE recounts in vivid detail how El Chapo and other legendary criminals rose to infamy with a reputation of running from the law, and at the expense of thousands of innocent lives.”
Each one-hour episode of MANHUNT: KILL OR CAPTURE profiles the thrilling chase and ultimate takedown of a notorious criminal leader. With special access to in-depth interviews with the agents, policemen, intelligence agents and eye witnesses who brought these criminals to justice, viewers are given an inside look at how the complex operations were executed to bring down the world’s most ruthless and elusive targets.
The premiere episode, airing Wednesday, August 12 at 10/9c, focuses on Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar. Backed up by an army of killers, Escobar dominated the infamous Medellin cocaine cartel and turned the Colombian nation into a living nightmare. Those who stood against him were immediately executed, but one DEA agent was determined to bring Escobar’s reign of terror to an end. Working with an elite force of Colombian police, this DEA agent rid Colombia of Escobar’s evil influence once and for all.
Additional premieres include:
“El Chapo: Cartel Killer”
Premieres Wednesday, August 19 at 10/9c
Known as the Godfather of crystal meth, drug baron Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s drug empire left a trail of carnage in Mexico and turned American cities into powder kegs. With millions of dollars and plenty of places to hide, he quickly became America’s public enemy number one. On the job, DEA agents Joe Bond, Michael Vigil and Gilberto Gonzalez, tell the story behind the legendary “Operation Gargoyle.”
“Merchant of Death”
Premieres Wednesday, August 26 at 10/9c
The DEA run an undercover mission codenamed ‘Operation Relentless’. The multi-million dollar, international sting has one aim – to take down Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout also known as the ‘Merchant of Death.’ To infiltrate a secretive organization, the DEA calls on their most trusted undercover operative to pose as a buyer for FARC, Colombian rebel. The trap is set with twenty-million dollars on the table, but the ‘Merchant of Death’ has escaped every attempt to catch him in the past. Will the DEA manage to get their man this time?
MANHUNT: KILL OR CAPTURE is produced for American Heroes Channel by World Media Rights with Jean-Claude Bragard serving as executive producer and Matthew Barrett as creative director. For American Heroes Channel, Liz Massie is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President.
About American Heroes Channel
American Heroes Channel (AHC) is a network from Discovery Communications that tells timeless stories in which a challenge appears – be it a situation or a villain – and a hero arises. Currently in nearly 60 million homes, AHC provides a rare glimpse into major events that shaped our world, visionary leaders and unexpected heroes who made a difference, and the great defenders of our freedom. For more information, please visit AHCtv.com, facebook.com/AHCtelevision, or Twitter.com/AHC_TV. American Heroes Channel is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world’s #1 pay-tv programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.