PARANORMAL SUPERSTAR ZAK BAGANS INKS NEW MULTIYEAR AGREEMENT WITH DISCOVERY+
Bagans to Produce and Star in Multiple New Supernatural Projects; New Episodes of
Hit Series Ghost Adventures to Continue Through 2025
NEW YORK (April 13, 2022) - Paranormal superstar Zak Bagans has inked a new three-year deal with discovery+ that will bring more of his signature spooky and evocative content to the digital streaming platform through 2025. Under the agreement, the paranormal investigator, executive producer and filmmaker will create, star in and produce over 100 hours of supernatural and horror content for the discovery+ portfolio, including new seasons of the hit series Ghost Adventures, semi-scripted series The Haunted Museum and several additional specials and untitled creative projects in the works.
"We are thrilled to continue our incredible relationship with Zak to create more groundbreaking paranormal content in the years ahead," said Matthew Butler, General Manager, Travel Channel & Paranormal Streaming Content. "Zak's authentic voice, engaging style, vivid storytelling and creative vision are a true asset to our streaming portfolio, generating gripping content that pushes this genre to new heights. He is an icon of the brand. There is so much more to come, and we are eager to deliver it to our fright-loving viewers."
Ghost Adventures debuted as a self-titled documentary, following Bagans and his team of paranormal investigators as they search for evidence of the afterlife. It was commissioned into a series for Travel Channel in 2008 and quickly rose as the network's highest-rated show spawning a number of specials and miniseries including Ghost Adventures: Screaming Room, Ghost Adventures: Quarantine, Ghost Adventures: Cecil Hotel, Ghost Adventures: Horror at Joe Exotic Zoo and more. The series launched on discovery+ in January 2021 and has consistently trended as a top five franchise on the platform, that features a variety of content across popular passion verticals including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. Bagans recently joined forces with filmmaker Eli Roth on the new semi-scripted series The Haunted Museum - a cinematic take on the tales of terror behind the most haunted artifacts on display in Bagans' Las Vegas museum. Bagans appeared as a regular guest on this past season of Food Network's Halloween Wars providing inspiration for bakers' spooky confections. His new deal encompasses more investigative-style programs and scripted content as well as brand-new spin-off series, innovative creative projects and signature tentpole events.
"Fans of paranormal have flocked to discovery+ to watch our deep collection of unexplained and spooky series all year round. This devoted fanbase has been highly engaged, making paranormal a top performing genre on the service," says Lisa Holme, Group SVP Content and Commercial Strategy, discovery+. "A true leader in the space, we can't wait to do even more with Zak in the coming years that we know will delight his fans."
The full library of Ghost Adventures content, along with The Haunted Museum, is available to stream on discovery+.
About Zak Bagans
Zak Bagans is the host, lead investigator and executive producer of the long-running series, "Ghost Adventures." Together with paranormal investigators Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley, Bagans travels to haunted locations in search of evidence of the supernatural. In 2004, Bagans founded the world's largest paranormal organization, The Ghost Adventures Crew, which consists of over 10,000 members. Additionally, Bagans serves as executive producer on "The Haunted Museum." Collaborating with filmmaker Eli Roth, the series is an anthology of short horror films inspired by the haunted artifacts on display in his Las Vegas museum. Bagans has also served as host and executive producer of "Ghost Adventures: Aftershocks," "Ghost Adventures: Screaming Room," "Ghost Adventures: Cecil Hotel," "Ghost Adventures: Quarantine," "Ghost Adventures: Horror at Joe Exotic Zoo," "Netherworld" and "Deadly Possessions," as well as an executive producer on other projects including "Destination Fear," "Paranormal Paparazzi" and "Paranormal Challenge," in addition to the documentary "Demon House" and feature film, "Sympathy, Said the Shark." In 2017, Bagans opened The Haunted Museum in Las Vegas, a historic mansion that contains thousands of haunted artifacts from his personal collection. The award-winning attraction was voted the #1 Best Haunted Destination in America by USA Today. Bagans is also a New York Times best-selling author; he has penned "Ghost-Hunting for Dummies" (Wiley, 2019), "I Am Haunted: Living Life Through the Dead" (Victory Belt, 2015) and "Dark World: Into the Shadows With the Lead Investigator of the Ghost Adventures Crew" (Victory Belt, 2011).
discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service from Warner Bros. Discovery. With the largest-ever content offering at launch, discovery+ features a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular passion verticals including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. For more, visit discoveryplus.com, or find the discovery+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.