The series follows the chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in the late 18th century. Told from multiple perspectives, the series takes place in a world where business negotiations might be resolved with close-quarter hatchet fights, and where delicate relations between native tribes and Europeans can spark bloody conflicts.
Gold Rush: Pay Dirt
One of two special shows that airs extended episodes with extra information and unseen footage from the show Gold Rush that also airs on the Discovery Channel.
Sons of Winter
Meet the Barks family, homesteaders who have rejected modern living in favor of living off the grid and maintaining a prairie lifestyle in Northern Saskatchewan, a remote province in Canada. This winter, their entire world is about to change. The two eldest sons, 20-year-old Dale and 19-year-old Shane, will embark on an epic, 90-day journey hundreds of miles away from home in order to survive the unforgiving wilderness on their own.
Discovery brings viewers into the hearts and minds of American soldiers, a captivating experience like nothing ever seen on film. The series is the story of a band of brothers deployed to defend one of the United States' farthest flung outposts at the gateway to one of the deadliest places on earth: the mouth of the Taliban-held Korengal Valley in Northeast Afghanistan. Told by the men who fought on the frontlines themselves and illustrated with real combat footage shot on helmet cameras and handy cams, this material never-before-seen on television takes viewers along for a visceral experience not witnessed in news reports or traditional documentary portrayals of war.
Texas Car Wars
Texas is a car-flipping gold mine. There are more unregistered, salvaged cars in the Lone Star State than anywhere in the country. In Austin, garages from around the city converge on public auctions in search of that diamond in the rough that they can flip for a hefty profit.
Ex-Navy SEAL Joel Lambert will play an extreme version of hide-and-seek in unknown treacherous terrain with nothing but a basic survival kit and canteen of water as he attempts to evade capture against some of the world's most elite military and law enforcement tracking teams.
The show focuses on the battle between cops, dealers and the growers looking to engineer some of the most powerful marijuana on earth.
Big Giant Swords
This show follows the unique artistry of "Irish" Mike Craughwell, a professional welder who specializes in making gigantic swords. Living deep in the woods of Martha's Vineyard, MA, Irish Mike painstakingly creates his swords by hand, with the assistance of a ragtag group of local islanders. Each weapon is unique - inspired by history, mythology, or games - but they all have one thing in common: they are huge! His creations measure up to 8 feet tall and weigh up to 100 pounds. After completing each job, Mike musters all of his strength--and his wild imagination--to put his creation to an outlandish test, to prove that it is a real, working sword.