DISCOVERY CHANNEL TAKES ON AMERICA'S MOST DANGEROUS JOBS IN NEW SERIES "HARD TO KILL" (WORKING TITLE)
(New York) - Discovery Channel orders new, no holds barred series HARD TO KILL (w/t) starring Special Forces Sniper and fearless Green Beret, Tim Kennedy, the network announced today. The series, produced by Karga 7 Pictures, follows Tim across the country as he puts the spotlight on America's toughest workers by putting himself in harm's way to attempt some of the country's most dangerous jobs.
"Discovery Channel brought you dirty jobs, and now we're putting the spotlight on America's most dangerous jobs. We're thrilled to be working with Tim Kennedy on a series that highlights the unsung heroes of America's workforce," said Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer, Discovery & Factual.
Tim Kennedy is an active, Ranger qualified, Green Beret, Special Forces Sniper who has served tours in Iraq, Afghanistan and other locations around the globe. He is also a top 5 professional MMA fighter with grit and dedication to the values of hard work and humility. The new series, HARD TO KILL (w/t) takes Tim around the United States, putting his own life and limbs on the line to highlight the unsung heroes of the American workforce.
From scaling 1500 feet to the top of a TV Mast Tower to travelling to the Mojave Desert to push the boundaries of flight, Tim works with experts in each field to learn some of today's most dangerous jobs, where one mistake can be deadly. At the end of each training, Tim will put the skills he learned to the test to see if he truly has what it takes to accomplish the jobs of everyday heroes. Regardless of the outcome, Tim will walk away with a greater respect for those that push the limits and put their lives on the line.
HARD TO KILL (w/t) is produced for Discovery by Karga 7 Pictures. For Karga 7 Pictures, executive producers are Sarah Wetherbee, Emre Sahin, Kelly McPherson, Jason Wolf, and Chris Bray. For Discovery Channel, executive producer is Russ McCarroll.
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