Discovery Canada and its award-winning international production house, EPI (Exploration Production Inc.) announced today that it has completed production on the all-new breakthrough CGI series,ALIEN MYSTERIES. Premiering with two back-to-back episodes on Sunday, March 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT – and backed by a robust multi-platform promotional campaign – the shockingly imaginative original Canadian series candidly chronicles first-person accounts of UFO sightings, alien encounters and abductions. In each episode, dramatic reenactments recount stunning real-life unexplained alien experiences, taking viewers on a thrilling – and sometimes terrifying – journey. Their bizarre, life-altering encounters are vividly depicted using new state-of-the-art CGI and green screen techniques and created by Toronto-based Acme Digital Pictures. As well, each story features scientists and researchers who probe the question – how is this possible?
Discovery’s ALIEN MYSTERIES is a fantastically creative and imaginative new take on some of the most enduring UFO mysteries from the last 50 years. Each story is backed up by credible witnesses, investigative reports, and tangible evidence such as physical markings, photographs, radar reports, and videos.
“It’s without doubt the most challenging factual production we’ve ever undertaken and we are tremendously thrilled and excited by the result,” said Paul Lewis, President and General Manager, Discovery Networks. “This spring, Canadian audiences will be awe-struck by ALIEN MYSTERIES – a truly impressive production featuring unexplained stories, and the real science behind it. This is the kind of thing Discovery does best.”
Discovery’s multi-platform campaign to support the launch of ALIEN MYSTERIESbegan over the holiday season, with audiences getting a brief glimpse of the CGI-laden spectacular with three quick and compelling on-air spots. In addition, Discovery.ca launched the ALIEN MYSTERIES interactive site early this morning… the site will be updated over the next six weeks and throughout the run of the series with exclusive video, photo and show information.
“The purpose of the show is not to de-bunk,” said Executive Producer Karen McCairley. “With the help of recognized science experts, ALIEN MYSTERIES pulls back the curtain pushing us to open our minds in search of answers.”
Highlights from the two-hour World Premiere of ALIEN MYSTERIES include:
ALIEN MYSTERIES: “The Reed Family”
Sunday, March 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
March 2009, Brownsburg, Indiana. An ordinary night turns terrifying when Matthew Reed follows a strange light while driving home from work. The last thing Reed remembers is his car stalling… he regains conciousness hours later, parked in a field miles away with blood on his face and his SUV seriously damaged. Reed – like previous family members before him – fears he was taken aboard an alien spacecraft. But was he? Experts launch an investigation with stunning results.
ALIEN MYSTERIES: “Stephenville Lights”
Sunday, March 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
January 2008, Stephenville, Texas. Residents from Stephenville witness a series of extraordinary, unexplained sightings. Steve Allen, a business owner and long-time private pilot, along with two close friends, suddenly notice strange lights moving quickly across the sky. They’ve never seen anything like it and become even more awestruck when they see the lights are attached to a huge aircraft. When it appears a second time, it is being chased by F-16s. Meanwhile, in another part of town, three Erath County police officers witness the same event. What could it possibly be? The men report the event to the local airport and the military. But, the authorities deny there was anything in the sky that night…
ALIEN MYSTERIES is produced by Exploration Production Inc. in association with Discovery Canada. Gemini-nominee Karen McCairley (MIGHTY SHIPS, SEX FILES) is the show’s Executive Producer.