(LOS ANGELES) – A luxurious skyscraper in the center of a bustling Bangkok metropolis is now an eerie ghost tower. An enormous war machine lies stranded in a coastal grave along the beaches of Dagestan, Russia. A majestic estate for the rich and powerful now lies abandoned in the highlands of Argentina. With some of the world’s most amazing engineering projects now in ruins, MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED follows experts as they uncover the stories behind these deserted marvels to reveal their once rich, sometimes mysterious, past and why they were left behind. MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED premieres on Thursday, April 14 at 8 PM ET/PT on Discovery and Tuesday, April 19 at 9 PM ET/PT on Science Channel.
Travel to Bangkok where a lavish skyscraper in the center of the city is now left to erode while experts discover a devastating financial crisis and a murder mystery that led to the development’s demise. Investigate the ruins of an imposing coastal fortress along the beaches of Wales which has been used for many things, including an exotic private zoo. Along the highlands of Argentina, a beautiful estate for the rich and powerful with a troubling past as a lavish resort for elite Nazi German sympathizers now lies abandoned.
Explore the sprawling ruins of a luxurious spa resort in the mountains of Romania and uncover its connection to an alleged web of corruption. Experts investigate an enormous war machine stranded on a beach of Dagestan, Russia to uncover the ruins of an experimental Soviet ground-effect vehicle designed to strike fear in Western governments during the Cold War.
All the abandoned and decaying structures from around the world have unique stories to tell and their history sheds light on what was happening in society when they were created.
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MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED is produced for Science Channel by Like A Shot Entertainment. For Like A Shot, Henry Scott and Steve Gillham are executive producers. For Science Channel, Neil Laird is executive producer and Andrew Lessner is producer.
About Discovery Channel
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About Science Channel
Science Channel, a multi-media business unit of Discovery, Inc. is the home of all things science around the clock, including series such as WHAT ON EARTH?, HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS, UNEARTHED, and MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED. Science Channel’s programming also includes 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 63 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.
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 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.