Pablo Escobar, Colombia’s most infamous drug lord, rose from a mere cocaine dealer to running the Medellin Cartel – a multi-billion-dollar powerhouse in the narcotic market. Escobar spent a lot of his money on luxury items and properties around the world. But urban legends led many to believe much of his fortune is still yet to be found – and buried across Colombia and Central America. With never-before-granted access and Colombian government support, Discovery went out in search of this alleged hidden treasure in an all-new series called ESCOBAR’S MILLIONS (Working Title) to air later this year.
Doug and Ben are former CIA case officers on a mission to once and for all solve the mystery. Together they’ll use their elite skillset – along with the latest advancement in GPR (or ground-penetrating radar) – to hunt down the illicit profits of Escobar’s drug war. Never has there been a search of this scope or magnitude. If there is a fortune to be found, they’ll uncover it and forever solve this great mystery.
ESCOBAR’S MILLIONS (W/T) is produced for Discovery Channel by Network Entertainment and Blackfin with Derik Murray and Geno McDermott as Executive Producers, along with Fred Pichel Show Running and Doug Laux. For Discovery Channel, Executive Producers are Matt Vafiadis and Associate Producer Lindsay Malinchak. To learn more, go to www.discovery.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/discovery and on Twitter @Discovery.
About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com
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.
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