Super Channel is pleased to announce Secret Societies: In the Shadows, a new Super Channel Original docuseries from Go Button Media, will premiere on Monday, September 5 at 8 p.m. ET on Super Channel Fuse. All six episodes will be available to binge watch or stream on Super Channel On Demand, the same day. Super Channel is available via most cable providers across Canada as well as Amazon Prime Video channels and Apple TV+.
Around the world, and throughout history, secret societies have bubbled under the surface. In crypts and clubhouses, under lock and key, in the darkest corners of the internet, they assemble for mysterious purposes. Each of the six episodes delves into the murky history of a secret society: the Knights Templar, the Freemasons, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the Illuminati, the Skull and Bones, and Le Cercle. What were their origins, and their missions? Did they pull the levers of power, or aim to destroy those in charge? What rituals and oaths were taken by members, and which famous people were involved? Most importantly, what may be left of these organizations? Is it possible that some groups, however archaic, are still operating in the shadows?
The premiere episode examines “The Templars” – At the height of their power, the Knights Templar owned vast swathes of land, commanded fleets, and lent money to Kings. An ancient society of warriors, and one that has inspired so many societies that followed. From the original nine knights, that protected holy pilgrims, their powers expanded across Europe and left enduring mythologies in their wake. Can we unravel fact from the fiction? Did the Knights protect the Holy Grail and Turin Shroud? How were they selected, and what codes did they follow? And even though they were vanquished are they truly gone…?
Other secret societies revealed in the series:
Episode 2 – The Illuminati
Episode 3 – The Skull & Bones
Episode 4 – Le Cercle
Episode 5 – The Freemasons
Episode 5 – The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
A full listing of all episode synopses can be viewed here.