Lost Colony Featured On Travel Channel’s ‘Expedition Unknown’
America’s original urban legend and first unsolved mystery, The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island will be featured on a new episode of the series Expedition Unknown, airing on the Travel Channel this week.
With a renewed interest in the local legend inevitable after it served as the somewhat shaky basis for the most recent season of another popular TV series, FX’s anthology American Horror Story, earlier this year. But while Horror Story told its own historically inaccurate version of the classic tale, Expedition Unknown will likely stick to the facts as we know them.
The host of the show Josh Gates joins a team of leading archeologists as they investigate America’s first missing-persons case, The Lost Colony of Roanoke.
According to the official synopsis, “Following newly discovered clues, Gates reach new heights as he digs for answers to this over 400-year-old mystery.”
Expedition Unknown chronicles the adventures of Josh Gates as he investigates iconic mysteries across the globe. Gates begins by interviewing key eyewitnesses and uncovering recent developments in the story, then springboards into a fully immersive exploration. This authentic, roughshod adventure leads Gates closer to the truth behind these unanswered global enigmas, such as the disappearance of Amelia Earhart’s plane.
Josh Gates is an adventurer and avid explorer with a unique brand of humor and passion for off-the-map excursions.
The local production of The Lost Colony, the longest running outdoor symphonic drama in the country, which is performed on the actual site where the events took place, will also be featured in the episode with scenes that were filmed locally on the Outer Banks, as Gates makes a cameo appearance in play during performance this past summer as “John Cage”.
The episode also features 2016 cast member Emily Asbury as “Queen Elizabeth”.
The “Lost Colony of Roanoke” episode of Expedition Unknown premieres this Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 9pm on the Travel Channel. If you miss the premiere, the episode will air again on Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 24 at 12am (midnight); Saturday, Nov. 26 at 11am; Sunday, Nov. 27 at 9pm; Monday, Nov. 28 at 12am (midnight); and Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 8pm.
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