The HISTORY Channel greenlights new hour-long non-fiction series “History’s Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan,” which delves into the most incredible and elaborate real-life heists that have taken place throughout history – from Wilcox’s 1899 train robbery to Boston’s Great EDGE burglary in 1950.
Hosted by Pierce Brosnan, the eight-episode series from Big Fish Entertainment and Anchor Entertainment delves into the deep layers behind each brazen heist, how they were executed and how their legacy lives on today.
Through stylized cinematic recreations and cutting-edge visual effects, “History’s Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan” tells the stories behind the iconic capers and how their heists were carried out. Each episode examines the story of an incredible heist – breaking down every aspect, including the team, the brand, the plan, how they pulled it off, and the fallout.
“Great burglary stories are thrilling, and when told well, they have the ability to make the viewer almost become an accomplice in the crime itself,” Brosnan said. “I can’t wait to travel back in time to break down the amazing story behind these real-life heists, from the analysis of the masterminds themselves to the elaborate plans that have transcended time.”
“As long as there has been currency, people have devised schemes to try to grab it,” said Eli Lehrer, executive vice president and chief programming officer for The HISTORY Channel. “Since the first horse train robbery of THE SAVAGE WEST of today’s complex capers, burglaries throughout history have become legends and who better than Pierce to take viewers through this thrilling, high-stakes journey.”
“History’s Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan” is produced for The HISTORY Channel by Big Fish Entertainment and Anchor Entertainment. Dan Cesareo, Lucilla D’Agostino and Jordana Starr serve as executive producers for Big Fish Entertainment. Ethan Goldman is executive producer for Anchor Entertainment. Mary E. Donahue and Jennifer Wagman are executive producers of The HISTORY Channel.
A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for the above program.
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