We don’t often look to Discovery for hard-hitting prestige drama, but their new Unabomber limited series Manifesto is certainly turning heads. Not only is Paul Bettany set to play the infamous bomber in a Kevin Spacey produced series, but so too has Sam Worthington signed on for a leading role.
It could be awhile yet (if ever) before Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman take on the MythBusters title again, but at least ten new science-minded personalities are waiting in the wings for the Science Channel’s new competition to replace them. See for yourself in the first trailer, as MythBusters: The Search farms the next generation.
MythBusters’ 14-year run has barely had enough time to pack up its equipment, and already new faces might pick up the mantle from Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman. The Discovery-owned Science Channel has in mind to revive the famous pop-culture science phenomenon, launching a Search for the Next MythBusters reality competition to find new hosts.
If you happen by a Twitter account, or at least a chatty co-worker sometime in the last few weeks, chances are you’ve heard the sound and the fury surrounding Netflix true crime documentary series Making a Murderer. Details and different players of the Avery-Dassey cases have been dissected all throughout the media in recent weeks, and now Investigation Discovery will get in on the action with a follow-up documentary special of its own.
Saddened though we were to learn that Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman would close up the Mythbusters shop after 14 seasons, we have every reason to believe the science and engineering duo will close out their Discovery tenure with bang. Yes, in more ways than one. In the meantime, Savage has begun sharing photos from the last day of shooting, and it looks as explosive as it does … well, something!
For over a decade, the folks at Discovery’s Mythbusters have delighted and intrigued fans and scientists alike, putting pop culture to the test with actual engineering, even amid a few format changes. Sadly, the team of Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman will come to a close, as Discovery confirms Season 14 of Mythbusters will be the last in 2016.
The first time around, Breaking Bad’s scientific approach ended up floundering on the Mythbusters, disproving both Walt’s famous mercury blowout and the iconic acid tub. Now, creator Vince Gilligan finally scores a “Plausible,” as Mythbusters tests the Breaking Bad finale’s famous M-60 rig.
Reality TV always ends up trending toward the sensational, but Discovery in particular has drawn flack for its infamous Shark Week dialing up the terror in recent years. Now, a new reports suggests that the celebrated lineup will scale back its focus on shark attacks, instead focusing on the “glory” of the creatures themselves.
Over the years we've seen the 'Mythbusters' crew making a number of headlines for their many themed episodes and stunts, but the latest news may prove troubling for fans of the longtime Discovery Channel series. Not only are fan-favorite M7 Build Team members Kari Byron, Tory Belleci, and Grant Imahara not returning for the next season in 2015, but the show will undergo a reboot of sorts to take 'Mythbusters' in a "new direction."
On May 30, Marvel Entertainment and Victory Hill Exhibitions launched Marvel's Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. at Discovery Time Square, the same NYC location that housed such immersive experiences as 'Harry Potter: The Exhibition' and LEGO's 'Art of the Brick.' This time around Marvel fans of all ages will be able to dive into this cinematic universe like never before by becoming S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and witnessing the science behind these superheroes through interactive activities and props, costumes and set pieces from the movies.