PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26 AT 10PM ET/PT
(New York) – State of the art science, thrilling suspense, unforgettable characters. These are the true stories of a new wild west, where biology, physics, chemistry, and technology are tools of the outlaw trade. With complex security systems designed to stop the world’s most nefarious criminal masterminds, a new Science Channel series goes inside amazing capers to unpack the high-tech arsenal used on both sides of the law. OUTLAW TECH premieres Wednesday, April 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Each of the six, hour-long episodes, features cat and mouse escapades with science at the center, as it is used to hack our banks, museums, casinos, prisons and more. From the physics of defeating heat sensors, to the complex code that cracked thousands of ATMs, to the epic engineering that allowed El Chapo to escape his maximum security prison, OUTLAW TECH takes us step by step through a battle royale of brilliant outlaw science versus cutting-edge security systems and tried and true investigation techniques.
“Outlaw Tech is a fascinating look at how rogue science has completely transformed the underworld and the unbelievable work that law enforcement officials are doing to try to stay one step ahead of their criminal counterparts,” said Marc Etkind, General Manager, Science Channel.
The premiere episode delves into the high-tech security measures in U.S. currency, and the advanced “super-note,” a $100 counterfeit bill, that nearly fooled everyone until FBI Operation Smoking Dragon cracked the case. We also meet a modern-day Jesse James who robbed banks of millions without setting foot into a branch by using only computers and cell phones as weapons. And lastly, we learn the chemistry behind the poisoning of a Russian dissident in London.
Among other crimes investigated in OUTLAW TECH this season are a $100 million diamond heist that defied surveillance and high tech locks, a narco sub used to transport 16,000 pounds of cocaine without being noticed by sonar, and a cyber scheme deployed by gangsters to defraud the Medicare system of $100 million.
OUTLAW TECH is produced by CMJ Productions for Science Channel. John Kuyk, Judith Beauchemin are executive producers for CMJ. Lindsey Foster-Blumberg is producer for Science Channel.
About Science Channel
Science Channel, a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the home of all things science around the clock, including series such as THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN, OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE, WHAT ON EARTH?, HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS, UNEARTHED, and HOW IT’S MADE. Science Channel’s programming also includes daily news updates with SCIENCE PRESENTS DNEWS and timely, expert-driven specials covering breaking science news and discoveries. Science Channel is the premiere TV, digital and social community for those with a passion for science, space, technology, archeology, and engineering, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment across all Science Channel assets including: Science Channel television network, available in more than 72 million homes in the U.S; complimentary Video On Demand offering; SCI Go app allowing viewers to catch up on full episodes of their favorite shows anytime; deep video, interactive storytelling and virtual reality at www.sciencechannel.com; and conversations on Science Channel’s popular social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat via @ScienceChannel.
About Discovery Communications:
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Reaching more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories, Discovery’s portfolio includes the global brands Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, 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. Discovery reaches audiences across screens through digital-first programming from digital content holding company Group Nine Media, Discovery VR, over-the-top offerings Eurosport Player and Dplay, as well as TV Everywhere products comprising the GO portfolio of TVE apps and Discovery K!ds Play. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.