'Treasure Quest': Discovery Channel brings deadly expedition to find legendary $2 billion treasure
The all-new season of the show 'Treasure Quest' will premiere on August 24 at 9 pm on the Discovery Channel
'Treasure Quest' is back with more adventure, danger, and of course more treasure. This season will feature veteran treasure hunter Shawn Cowles, tech specialist Jeremy Whalen, and demolitions expert Jack Peters who will embark on a journey to Bolivia in the hope to find the biggest treasure in history. The treasure is believed to be the legendary Sacambaya treasure which is supposed to be worth $2 billion.
However, the search for the priceless treasure will be no easy feat and the participants will have to battle all sorts of difficult weather, dangers of altitude sickness, wild mountain lions, landslides, booby traps, and also blood-sucking vampire bats. The show 'Treasure Quest' will be returning to TV on August 24 at 9 pm on the Discovery Channel.
Over the last three centuries, many explorers from around the world have tirelessly hunted for the treasure but have not succeeded. The last man alive to have hunted for this fortune is Johnny Irwin who provides the 'Treasure Quest' team with a major lead from his own expedition. After many years of research, he has a new theory of the treasure's whereabouts.
The new team will be equipped with cutting-edge technology, heavy equipment, and vital intel from past explorers in the search for the treasure. This season’s quest begins with a lead that points the treasure hunting team to an old and long-abandoned Jesuit monastery. To get there, the team must travel through Yungas Road, infamously known as "Death Road" because it has more fatalities each year than any other road in the world. Mere miles before they reach their destination, a landslide forces the team to stop dead in their tracks and reroute their journey to safety. Will this end the team’s trek to the treasure, or will their knowledge and expertise take them through to the end?
'Treasure Quest' has been produced by MAK pictures and includes Mark Kadin, Will Ehbrecht, and Anuj Majumdar. The executive producers are Joseph Boyle and Michael Gara and producer is Greg Wolf.