Discovery Channel Readies Contact


The all-new alien investigation series Contact from Red Arrow Studios’ Karga Seven Pictures is set for a summer release on Discovery Channel.

The series will bow on Discovery Channel on Wednesday, August 7, at 10 p.m. and again on Tuesday, August 13, at 9 p.m. on Science Channel. Viewers can also watch full episodes anytime on the Discovery GO app, free with their paid TV subscription.

Using groundbreaking CIA-developed software, military special operations investigative techniques and boots-on-the-ground journalism to track down leads around the world, Contact follows as six highly trained investigators seek to find out if aliens have ever made contact with Earth. The series is led by former CIA Targeting Officer Myke Cole and Conflict Analyst Dr. Michael Livingston, and features the renowned astrophysicist and international space journalist Sarah Cruddas, former USMC Special Ops Intel Officer Nick Karnaze, award-winning investigative journalist Paul Beban and former Green Beret Intelligence Sergeant Kawa Mawlayee.

Taking a radical, new and comprehensive approach by bringing together millions of data points, credible eye-witness accounts and declassified government reports, investigators will for the first time begin piecing together empirical evidence that has the potential to solve a puzzle of galactic proportions. 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.

For Karga Seven, Jason Wolf, Sarah Wetherbee, Kelly McPherson and Emre Sahin serve as executive producers, with Johnny Beechler on board as co-executive producer and showrunner. For Discovery, Bill Howard is executive producer, and Paola Espinosa is coordinating producer.