ACTOR ROB RIGGLE SETS OUT TO SOLVE THE WORLD'S GREATEST MYSTERIES IN BRAND-NEW SERIES "ROB RIGGLE: GLOBAL INVESTIGATOR" PREMIERING MARCH 8 ON DISCOVERY CHANNEL
(LOS ANGELES) - Actor, comedian and retired Marine, Rob Riggle is taking on a new mission - traveling the globe to unearth some of the world's greatest legends and mysteries. In his quest for answers to humanity's biggest questions, Riggle teams up with experts and scholars that help him use history, archaeology, science and more to uncover the truth. He'll embark on thrilling adventures, seeing everything the world has to offer one mystery at a time in the all-new series, ROB RIGGLE: GLOBAL INVESTIGATOR, premiering Sunday, March 8 at 10PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel. The series is produced for Discovery Channel by record-breaking producer Will Packer, Will Packer Media, Anomaly Entertainment, and Haunted Steel Mill in association with Hazmat Productions.
Inspired by his grandfather, Riggle developed an explorer's spirit at an early age, captivated by incredible myths and legends from far off places he could only imagine. Now, Riggle will use his self-proclaimed "extensive knowledge of everything" to explore a mystifying legend that takes him on an epic adventure around the world each week. He'll meet local guides to help him along the way and invite people who don't think he's up to the challenge to accompany him, eventually proving them wrong. Relying on his mental toughness and self-taught high-performance karate, Riggle will take on some of the biggest challenges and most daring adventures he's ever faced.
We love Rob Riggle's sense of adventure - from diving with Shaq during Shark Week to now traveling the globe in search of answers to some of the world's biggest questions," said Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer, Discovery & Factual. "He's fun and fearless... making us laugh and learn on his expedition around the world."
"Traveling the world to investigate some of the greatest legends and mysteries proved to be a thrilling adventure and I can't wait to bring Discovery Channel viewers along for the ride this spring," said Rob Riggle.
"Global Investigator expertly combines Rob Riggle's unique sense of humor and explorer's spirit," said Will Packer, executive producer and CEO of Will Packer Media. "This series taps into the intersection of comedy and adventure while bringing exciting expeditions to audiences worldwide."
Riggle's adventures will take him near and far - from traveling to Scotland in search of The Holy Grail to diving in Greece for the lost city of Atlantis and jetting off to Key West to look for a pirate's hidden treasure. Fearless in the pursuit of adventure, Riggle will put new skills to the test, try new delicacies and meet new people as he travels the globe investigating one epic mystery at a time.
Viewers can join the conversation and get updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #GlobalInvestigator.
ROB RIGGLE: GLOBAL INVESTIGATOR is produced for Discovery Channel by Will Packer Media, Anomaly Entertainment, Haunted Steel Mill in association with Hazmat Productions. For Anomaly Entertainment, Matthew Kelly and Michael Sorensen serve as Executive Producer, Will Packer and Kelly Smith for Will Packer Media, Paul Matusheski and Benjamin Haslup for Hazmat Productions. For Discovery Channel, Joseph Schneier is executive producer. Rob Riggle and Chris Pizzi also serve as executive producers.
About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 88.3 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.
About Will Packer Media:
Led by Hollywood producer Will Packer, Will Packer Media is a first-of-its-kind production and branded content company focused on the New American Mainstream audience. In partnership with Discovery, Inc. and Universal Pictures, the company produces episodic scripted and unscripted series across television and digital platforms, compelling content for brand clients, and short-form digital content for millennial audiences. Will Packer's films have earned more than $1 billion, with ten opening at number one at the box office.
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery's portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.