Mythical Beasts on Science Channel Exclusive Preview

A new series called Mythical Beasts is coming to Science and promises to be the stuff of legends in this exclusive first look preview.

If you’ve ever wondered about the origins of some of the most recognizable creatures of fantasy and legend, Mythical Beasts on Science Channel will share the tales of how these fabled beasts came to be. The series will be premiering on Sunday, October 14 at 10pm ET/PT on the network and will include everything from dragons to cyclops to vampires and sea monsters. Although the series is non-fiction, its narrative style will no doubt appeal to viewers who enjoy fantasy, horror, supernatural and other similar genres.

Science is sharing this exclusive first look at the trailer for Mythical Beasts with Den of Geek readers:

Each episode of Mythical Beasts will look at the history behind legendary creatures including some with archaeological evidence or other truths behind the myths. The show will explain how scientists, for example, dug up elephant skeletons to investigate how they inspired the myths about the Cyclops and hunted through maritime logs to see why people believed the mighty Kraken was to blame for sinking ships. The series will also follow clues to the island of Crete where the menacing Grecian Minotaur was said to have lived and unravel why the Chinese feared that dragons lived among them.

“While we think of the idea of these beasts as pure legend, the mindblowing stories about how they came to be have their roots in reality,” says Marc Etkind, General Manager of Science Channel. “Mythical Beasts reveals truths about the monsters of old and why the myths surrounding their existence endure today.”

Experts who will appear on the show include anatomist Joy Reidenberg of New York’s Mount Sinai School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh sociologist Margee Kerr, Kean University’s Brian Regal, and mythological consultant Richard Schwab. Throughout the run of Mythical Beasts, they will be the viewers’ guide to help unpack some of history’s most deep-seeded mysteries.

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Mythical Beasts is produced for Science Channel by Windfall Films. Executive producer for Windfall is Carlo Massarella. Neil Laird serves as executive producer for Science Channel.

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