The team takes what Discovery is calling a “radical, new and comprehensive approach by bringing together millions of data points, credible eye-witness accounts and declassified government reports” as investigators, for the first time, begin assembling empirical evidence such as “declassified footage of fast-moving objects, patterns in social media sightings that coincide with seismic activity or eyewitness accounts that connect to evidence from the past.”
By using state-of-the-art technology paired with social media’s unique ability to connect and share stories across the globe, investigators are able to gather intel and identify patterns like never before.
Contact premieres Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 10 p.m. on Discovery Channel and again on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 9 p.m. on Science Channel. The show also will be available on the Discovery GO app.
Hunted on CBS!
Hunted follows nine teams of two in a real-life manhunt as they attempt the nearly impossible task of disappearing in today’s vast digital world as highly skilled investigators combine state-of-the-art tracking methods with traditional tactics to pursue and catch them. From searching their targets’ homes and scouring their internet and cell phone histories, to identifying behavioral patterns, Hunters in the field and Command Center investigators work together to identify clues to potential hiding places and collaborators that can ultimately lead to capture. Will the anxiety of being fugitives on the run cause teams to make a critical error, or will they be able to stay off the grid long enough to avoid being found within 100,000 square miles of the southeastern United States? A grand prize of $250,000 will be awarded to each team that successfully evades being caught for up to 28 days.