Expedition Unknown's Josh Gates is back, seeking answers for mankind's biggest mystery: Search for the Afterlife

From a ghost hunt at one of the most haunted places on earth to getting a firsthand glimpse of the afterlife with ancient medicine - Josh unfurls it all.


                            Expedition Unknown's Josh Gates is back, seeking answers for mankind's biggest mystery: Search for the Afterlife

Explorer and host Josh Gates is back to take viewers beyond the grave in Discovery’s four-part special event 'Expedition Unknown: Search for the Afterlife.' Gates journeys across the globe to investigate the spirit world and answer mankind’s greatest sought mystery – where do we go when we die?

From a ghost hunt at one of the most haunted places on earth to getting a firsthand glimpse of the afterlife with ancient medicine, Josh will put it all on the line for a glance of what’s beyond this life.

Search for the Afterlife premieres Sunday, October 7 at 10 pm ET/PT followed by never-before-seen footage and discussion with Josh Gates in a follow-up show at 11 pm ET/PT.

The search for the afterlife begins in the ancient city of Hierapolis, Turkey, where Gates explores a recent archeological discovery – a portal to the underworld. According to ancient Roman accounts, something within this legendary cave killed every animal that stepped inside, and it’s up to Josh to figure out why.

'Expedition Unknown: Search for the Afterlife' takes us to the Expedition Unknown Headquarters with Gates, as he leads a detailed discussion with his fearless crew and special guest experts to delve deeper into the subjects explored in Search for the Afterlife, as well as divulge never-before-seen footage and behind-the-scenes moments of Gates and his team as they venture on these global explorations to better understand what lies beyond.

From speaking with a gifted medium who delivers shocking revelations and confronting demons in a real-world exorcism to an exploration of the cutting-edge science attempting to help us banish the afterlife and live forever, Josh will test his limits to answer the question -- is there life after death?

Expedition Unknown is produced for Discovery Channel by Ping Pong Productions. For Ping Pong Productions, executive producers are Brad Kuhlman, Casey Brumels and Josh Gates and co-executive producers are Brea Tisdale and Matthew Meltzer.

For Discovery Channel, executive producers are Daniel A. Schwartz and Bill Howard and coordinating producer is Cameron Doyle.