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Discovery Canada Announces Completetion of New CGI Series

Discovery Canada and its award-winning international production house, EPI (Exploration Production Inc.) announced today that it has completed production on the all-new breakthrough CGI series, Alien Mysteries. Premiering with two back-to-back episodes on Sunday, March 3 — and backed by a robust multi-platform promotional campaign – the shockingly imaginative original Canadian series candidly chronicles first-person accounts of UFO sightings, alien encounters and abductions. In each episode, dramatic reenactments recount stunning real-life unexplained alien experiences, taking viewers on a thrilling – and sometimes terrifying – journey. Their bizarre, life-altering encounters are vividly depicted using new state-of-the-art CGI and green screen techniques and created by Toronto-based Acme Digital Pictures. As well, each story features scientists and researchers who probe the question – how is this possible?

Discovery’s Alien Mysteries is a fantastically creative and imaginative new take on some of the most enduring UFO mysteries from the last 50 years. Each story is backed up by credible witnesses, investigative reports, and tangible evidence such as physical markings, photographs, radar reports, and videos.

“It’s without doubt the most challenging factual production we’ve ever undertaken and we are tremendously thrilled and excited by the result,” said Paul Lewis, President and General Manager, Discovery Networks. “This spring, Canadian audiences will be awe-struck by Alien Mysteries – a truly impressive production featuring unexplained stories, and the real science behind it. This is the kind of thing Discovery does best.”

Discovery’s multi-platform campaign to support the launch of Alien Mysteries began over the holiday season, with audiences getting a brief glimpse of the CGI-laden spectacular with three quick and compelling on-air spots. In addition, launched the Alien Mysteries interactive site early this morning… the site will be updated over the next six weeks and throughout the run of the series with exclusive video, photo and show information.

Alien Mysteries is produced by Exploration Production Inc. in association with Discovery Canada. Gemini-nominee Karen McCairley (Mighty Ships, Sex Files) is the show’s Executive Producer.  International distribution  is being handled by Tony Leadman, Head of Worldwide Program Distribution, Exploration Distribution Inc.