Oct 13 2017

News: Discovery’s New Series Finding Escobar’s Millions Premieres Nov 3

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UPDATED: Tues 10/31/17 – New Clip Added “Something Isn’t Adding Up”

UPDATED: Fri 10/13/17 Premiere Date Announced

 

DISCOVERY FOLLOWS THE SEARCH FOR PABLO ESCOBAR’S FORTUNE IN ALL-NEW SERIES

‘FINDING ESCOBAR’S MILLIONS’

Doug Laux from Discovery’s new series ‘FINDING ESCOBAR’S MILLIONS’

PREMIERING FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3

 

(LOS ANGELES) – October 13, 2017 – At one time Pablo Escobar — the most wanted man on the planet — buried masses of his estimated multi-billion-dollar fortune all over Colombia.  Legends say the vast majority of it has never been found.  With never-before-granted access and permission in Colombia, two former intelligence officers armed with the skills and training from 10 years of work in the CIA go on the hunt for the alleged hidden treasure in this all-new series. Discovery’s brand-new series, FINDING ESCOBAR’S MILLIONS, premieres Friday, November 3 at 10 pm ET/PT.

Doug Laux and Ben Smith, former CIA operations officers who served multiple tours throughout the Middle East, work with the original DEA agents that handled the case to infiltrate Escobar’s inner circle in search of the cash. This elite team uses unprecedented access to technology, a never-before-seen CIA tradecraft skill set and numerous inside sources to scour Columbia for the money.

Doug and Ben first set their sights on Barrio Escobar, a former trash dump that the drug lord transformed into a neighborhood, providing housing for the poor and homeless during his reign. To this day, Pablo Escobar is highly regarded in the neighborhood, and the residents continue to be loyal to his legacy. Doug and Ben connect with a local and make their way inside the Barrio in an all-out search for Escobar’s cash, but curiosity from area residents forces them to scale back their investigation. Throughout the season, Doug and Ben scour Columbia for clues Escobar left behind, but will the two former operatives uncover Escobar’s fortune and secrets, or will they come up empty-handed?

FINDING ESCOBAR’S MILLIONS is produced for Discovery Channel by Blackfin with Geno McDermott and Doug Laux as Executive Producers, along with Jerry Decker and Fred Pichel Showrunning. For Discovery Channel, Executive Producer is John Slaughter and associate producer is Katlyn Higgins.

Clip: “Something Isn’t Adding Up”

 

To learn more, go to www.discovery.com

Facebook at http://Facebook.com/discovery

Twitter @Discovery http://twitter.com/discovery

 

 

 

———— Original Post April 4, 2017 ————

In a press release today —

 

DISCOVERY ANNOUNCES NEW SERIES THAT FOLLOWS THE SEARCH FOR DRUG LORD PABLO ESCOBAR’S LOST MILLIONS

(LOS ANGELES) – Pablo Escobar, Colombia’s most infamous drug lord, rose from a mere cocaine dealer to running the Medellin Cartel – a multi-billion-dollar powerhouse in the narcotic market. Escobar spent a lot of his money on luxury items and properties around the world. But urban legends led many to believe much of his fortune is still yet to be found – and buried across Colombia and Central America. With never-before-granted access and Colombian government support, Discovery went out in search of this alleged hidden treasure in an all-new series called ESCOBAR’S MILLIONS (Working Title) to air later this year.

 

1977 mug shot of Pablo Escobar taken by the Medellín Control Agency. © www.wikipedia.com.

Doug and Ben are former CIA case officers on a mission to once and for all solve the mystery.  Together they’ll use their elite skillset – along with the latest advancement in GPR (or ground-penetrating radar) – to hunt down the illicit profits of Escobar’s drug war. Never has there been a search of this scope or magnitude. If there is a fortune to be found, they’ll uncover it and forever solve this great mystery.

 

ESCOBAR’S MILLIONS (W/T) is produced for Discovery Channel by Network Entertainment and Blackfin with Derik Murray and Geno McDermott as Executive Producers, along with Fred Pichel Show Running and Doug Laux. For Discovery Channel, Executive Producers are Matt Vafiadis and Associate Producer Lindsay Malinchak. Discovery also worked with local Colombian production Team Dynamo (www.dynamo.net). To learn more, go to www.discovery.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/discovery and on Twitter @Discovery.

 

Content © 2017 Discovery Network. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

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