During the A&E presentations to media buyers in New York, a new show hosted by William Shatner and a returning one hosted by Zachary Quinto were announced.
The UnXplained (working title) will “explore the facts behind the world’s most fascinating, strange and inexplicable mysteries.”
“The UnXplained will also feature contributions from the world’s top scientists, historians, engineers and researchers – each seeking to shed light on how the seemingly impossible can happen. From mysterious structures such as Florida’s Coral Castle, and “evil” places as Japan’s Suicide Forest, to extraterrestrial sightings and bizarre rituals, the six-episode, one-hour series will tackle subjects that have mystified mankind for centuries.”
Meanwhile, In Search Of, hosted by Zachary Quinto is returning for a second season. “From the mythical to the supernatural, In Search Of delves into iconic mysteries such as aliens, lost civilizations, unidentified creatures, UFO sightings and more. The series explores the greatest enigmas of our time and is told through the eyes of witnesses and scholars with a personal connection to the phenomenon. Each episode includes immersive demonstrations, historical context, and ground-breaking experiments.”
In Search Of will have eight episodes for its second season.
Both The UnXplained and In Search Of strive to solve some of the world’s most intriguing mysteries and it’s this truth seeking that resonates most with our viewers,” said Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, HISTORY. “These shows will offer credible answers to questions about mysterious phenomena, while others will remain unexplained. Who else better to transport audiences through this journey than William and Zachary, whose passion, curiosity and perseverance to present every side of these enigmas beam on screen.”