EXPEDITION UNKNOWN Four-Part Special Event Sneak Peek

Josh Gates EXPEDITION UNKNOWN

Expedition Unknown: Search for the Afterlife premieres Sunday, October 7 at 10pm followed by Expedition Unknown: After the Search at 11pm on Discovery Channel. Watch live or catch up on Discovery Go.

Seeking evidence of the afterlife, Josh Gates enters an ancient Roman “Gate to Hell” that can still claim victims. In New York, a medical doctor shows how consciousness survives death. In California, a gifted medium shocks Josh with a message from beyond.

Explorer and host Josh Gates takes us beyond the grave in Discovery’s four-part special event EXPEDITION UNKNOWN: SEARCH FOR THE AFTERLIFE. Gates journeys across the globe to investigate into the spirit world and answer mankind’s greatest unsolved mystery – where do we go when we die? From a ghost hunt at one of the most haunted places on earth to getting a firsthand glimpse of the afterlife with ancient medicine, Josh will put it all on the line for a glance of what’s beyond this life. EXPEDITION UNKNOWN: SEARCH FOR THE AFTERLIFE premieres Sunday, October 7 at 10pm ET/PT followed by never-before-seen footage and discussion with Josh Gates in EXPEDITION UNKNOWN: AFTER THE SEARCH at 11pm ET/PT.

The search for the afterlife begins in the ancient city of Hierapolis, Turkey, where Gates explores a recent archeological discovery – a portal to the underworld. According to ancient Roman accounts, something within this legendary cave killed every animal that stepped inside, and it’s up to Josh to figure out why.

EXPEDITION UNKNOWN: AFTER THE SEARCH takes us to EXPEDITION UNKNOWN Headquarters with host Josh Gates as he leads a detailed discussion with his fearless crew and special guest experts to delve deeper into the subjects explored in EXPEDITION UNKNOWN: SEARCH FOR THE AFTERLIFE, as well as divulge never-before-seen footage and behind-the-scene moments of Gates and his team as they venture on these global explorations to better understand what lies beyond.

From speaking with a gifted medium who delivers shocking revelations and confronting demons in a real-world exorcism to an exploration of the cutting-edge science attempting to help us banish the afterlife and live forever, Josh will test his limits to answer the question — is there life after death?

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 Brea Tisdale and Matthew Meltzer. For Discovery Channel, executive producers are Daniel A. Schwartz and Bill Howard and coordinating producer is Cameron Doyle.

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Get ready for exhilarating expeditions to uncharted territories and to uncover the truth behind ancient legends with top-rated series EXPEDITION UNKNOWN. From a long-lost city hidden in the vast jungles of Guatemala to the hunt for a stolen pair of the iconic (and priceless) ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz, avid explorer Josh Gates sets out across the globe to investigate the greatest mysteries of all time. EXPEDITION UNKNOWN premieres on Discovery Channel on Tuesday, May 29 at 10 PM ET/PT with part one of a two-part epic adventure, followed by “After the Hunt”, which takes viewers deeper into the investigation and reveals new secrets.

This series kicks off its Discovery debut with a two-part premiere – Josh Gates and his team join noted archaeologist Dr. Richard Hansen on an adventurous quest to the lost-city of El Mirador deep in the Guatemalan rainforest. Their mission: to find the hidden tombs of the mysterious Maya Snake Kings. Archaeologists have discovered that the sprawling ruins of this ancient mega-city are larger than Los Angeles and contain what might be the largest pyramid in the Americas. Josh explores overgrown temples, plaster-paved roads, and evidence of advanced engineering and art. Using advanced laser scanners and remote sensing technology, Josh and his team reveal the secrets of why this incredible civilization suddenly and completely vanished. Their search for the tombs of the elusive Snake Kings leads to a thrilling and dangerous adventure, and culminates in what may be the most significant discovery in EXPEDITION UNKNOWN history.

“Expedition Unknown: After the Hunt,” will premiere at 11 PM ET/PT, immediately following both episodes. The after-specials will expand on Gates’ exciting journey as he and his team dig deeper into their astounding discoveries, further analyze key evidence, and reveal never-before-seen footage from the expedition.

Josh’s unique, deep-rooted passion for off-the-grid adventure takes him to the farthest corners of the world. Whether it’s a fabled shipwreck that might be buried on land in the dunes of Australia, lost Nazi secrets in South America, or the buried treasure of America’s pirate king, EXPEDITION UNKNOWN takes on its biggest adventures yet and brings audiences along for the ride.

Check out EXPEDITION UNKNOWN on Discovery.com for show extras, and follow @Discovery and #ExpeditionUnknown for more exclusive content and updates. Follow host Josh Gates on Twitter:@joshuagates and on Instagram: @gatesygram.

EXPEDITION UNKNOWN is produced for Discovery Channel by Ping Pong Productions. For Ping Pong, executive producers are Brad Kuhlman, Casey Brumels and Josh Gates, and Brea Tisdale is co-executive producer. For Discovery Channel, executive producer is Daniel A. Schwartz.