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Discovery Orders ‘Hunting Atlantis’ Series From Morgan Freeman to Solve ‘Greatest Archaeological Mystery of All Time’

by Matthew Wilson
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The lost city of Atlantis has been a mystery that has plagued humanity for thousands of years. But those previous generations didn’t have Morgan Freeman. The actor is producing a TV series about the search for the mythical city.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Discovery has partnered with Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary’s Revelations Entertainment production company. Hunting Atlantis” is the title of the show and will air on the Discovery Channel.

But viewers shouldn’t expect Morgan Freeman to appear on camera for the show. Instead, “Hunting Atlantis” will follow self-proclaimed expert Stel Pavlou and volcanologist Jess Phoenix. The two will partner together in the search of a lifetime. They will embark “on a quest to solve the greatest archaeological mystery of all time — the rediscovery of Atlantis.”

The Search For Atlantis

Most viewers aren’t expecting the duo to actually find Atlantis. But if the show does find the fabled lost city, it would be a cherry on Morgan Freeman’s impressive career. First mentioned by Ancient Greek philosopher Plato in his works, the city has baffled millions.

Several have debated whether Atlantis actually existed at all. But the show will focus on new evidence about the lost city. Both Pavlou and Phoenix will explore sunken cities and sift through artifacts for clues. They will also study previous geological catastrophes for evidence of Atlantis’ location.

Both bring their own expertise to the show. Pavlou has authored a new theory about Atlantis’ destruction. He believes the city was destroyed at the beginning of the fifth millennium BCE. Viewers wait to see if his theory is proven correct. Meanwhile, Phoenix is one of the leading figures in volcanic hazards. She’s been to a total of six continents and led 25 scientific research expeditions as well.

So where will the show and its leads venture to? For one, they will go investigate a nearly 7000-year-old skeleton buried among gold in the Black Sea. Likewise, they will explore uncharted archeological locations near Croatia. They will reportedly find evidence of a bridge system built by an ancient civilization and a historical record of a giant sinkhole swallowing an entire city.

Could that have been Atlantis? Well, viewers will have to tune in and find out soon. The show’s first episode will air at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Wednesday, June 2.

Besides Morgan Freeman, other producers for the show include James Younger, Kelly Mendelsohn, and Lori McCreary. It remains to be seen if the duo actually discovers the city.