(Los Angeles) – How does a plane carrying three Navy airmen crash into the Pacific without a trace? Why has the stolen loot of America’s most notorious bank robber never been recovered? Where did the legend of El Dorado come from and could the City of Gold be hidden in the Colombian jungle? Uncovering some the world’s greatest mysteries involving history’s most iconic legends, Josh Gates is back and ready to explore the unknown. An ardent adventurer, Gates has tackled history’s most captivating puzzles from vanished cities and buried treasure to ground-breaking archaeological discoveries. In an all-new season of EXPEDITION UNKNOWN premiering Wednesday, July 21st at 8PM ET/PT and streaming on discovery+, viewers will follow Josh on thrilling adventures including the hunt for a massive fortune at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, new discoveries about infamous skyjacker DB Cooper, the truth behind the legend of El Dorado, and more.
In the fascinating season premiere, Gates will bring the Dillinger legend out of the past and into the present, adding a gripping new chapter to the story of America’s greatest bank robber. Dillinger became a legend after a string of bold bank robberies and daring prison escapes. Josh travels to Dillinger’s family farm to investigate new leads that millions in stolen loot may soon be found. Using a newfound map that may have belonged to Dillinger himself as well as cutting-edge technology, Josh’s in-depth investigation may rewrite the story of “Public Enemy Number One.”
Throughout the season, Gates takes viewers along for the ride as he tackles enduring mysteries including an historic search for a WW2 torpedo bomber off the coast of Southern California, investigating the only unsolved skyjacking in American history, and bushwhacking through the dangerous Colombian jungle in search of both truth and treasure surrounding the legend of El Dorado.
In addition to watching the series on Discovery, viewers can check out new episodes each week discovery+. Viewers can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #ExpeditionUnknown and follow Discovery Facebook, Twitter, Instagram for more updates. You can also follow discovery+ on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Host Josh Gates can be found on Facebook: @joshgatesofficial, Twitter: @joshuagates, and Instagram: @gatesygram.
EXPEDITION UNKNOWN is produced for Discovery Channel by Ping Pong Productions. For Ping Pong Productions, executive producers are Brad Kuhlman, Casey Brumels and Josh Gates, and co-executive producers are David Story and Matthew Meltzer. For Discovery, Michael Gara is executive producer and associate producer is Olivia Ghersen.
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