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Dark Marvels

Dark Marvels

  • Premiered: 
    July 10, 2023
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  • Network: History
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Historical
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Plot Synopsis

DARK MARVELS is a one-hour documentary series that explores the history and engineering behind the world's most diabolical inventions. From devious torture and death devices, to terrifying weapons of war, sinister spy tools, and games that kill, the series delves into the origin stories of dark innovations that emerged from some of the most wicked minds. Expert interviews, re-creations, archival footage, and 3D graphics unpack the twisted tales behind these nefarious technologies, their creators, and the historical figures who succumbed to their lethality. Series guests: Dr. Jordan Wagner. Episodes include:

"Death Devices" (Monday, July 10, 2023 at 10pm): The dark origin stories behind some of history's most notorious methods of execution, from the guillotine to the electric chair.

"Temples of Doom" (Monday, July 17, 2023 at 10pm): The gates are open to some of history's most sinister structures. From the terrifying Tower of London to a hotel of horrors, discover the dark secrets hidden within these foreboding fortresses.

"Treacherous Traps" (Monday, July 24, 2023 at 10pm): Whether they're used to stop treasure hunters, body snatchers, or wartime enemies, booby traps are diabolical devices just waiting to kill.

"Pain and Punishment" (Monday, July 31, 2023 at 10pm): The twisted origin stories of some of history's most diabolically creative and brutal torture devices, from the "Iron Maiden" to the pear of anguish.

"Blades of Fury" (Monday, August 7, 2023 at 10pm): From the destructive Viking axe to the sacred but deadly Samurai katana, razor sharp blades wielded by fearsome warriors have spilled blood and forged empires.

"Superweapons of Fear" (Monday, August 14, 2023 at 10pm): From the world's largest trebuchet to Nazi super cannons, these are the deadly weapons that rain destruction and spread fear on the battlefield.

"Sinister Spy Weapons" (Monday, August 21, 2023 at 9pm): An exploration into the dark art of spy-craft, from the frankenkitty to the umbrella gun, reveals the deadliest spy weapons deployed to gather information and assassinate enemies.

"Bloodsports" (Monday, August 21, 2023 at 10pm): The origins of history's deadliest games, from Roman bloodsports to Russian roulette.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by B17 Entertainment
  • Produced by Copper Hill Entertainment