DISCOVERY TAKES TO THE SKIES WITH NEW SERIES “AIRPLANE REPO”
- AIRPLANE REPO premieres Thursday, July 11th at 10 PM E/P -
July 1, 2013
(NEW YORK) Discovery Channel explores the high adrenaline, "cat and mouse" world of airplane repossession. "AIRPLANE REPO" follows three teams of repossession experts as they take on the legal, yet extremely challenging, task of repossessing the planes of the nation's wealthiest. The ten episode, one-hour series, "AIRPLANE REPO," premieres Thursday, July 11th at 10 PM E/P.
Hired by banks, these bounty hunters of the sky repossess high-end assets from some of the wealthiest who have fallen behind on their payments. These "repo" men face numerous obstacles with each new job including violent altercations with the owners, the risk of arrest and unknowingly flying a damaged plane. The series chronicles these nail-biting, high-stakes jobs as these men only have minutes to inspect the functionality of the plane before they take off in the air. Will they succeed reclaiming these luxury planes or yachts or will their gamble lead to nothing but trouble.
Meet the cast of "AIRPLANE REPO":
Mike Kennedy - Known as the "lone wolf" of luxury repos, Mike implements some of the industry's most innovative, yet riskiest methods to reach his target planes, including snow machines, scuba gear and parachuting equipment. His high-risk interests do not end there as his other day job includes rescuing tigers, cobras and other exotic animals.
Kevin Lacey - Kevin, a smooth talking Texan, has been in the business for over 40 years with over 450 repos around the globe. From Africa to Brazil, Kevin's jobs have provided him multi-million dollar rewards, but without numerous run-ins with the law and other hair-raising situations. Luckily, Kevin's best friend and "repo" partner, Gary Cobb, helps Kevin out of some of the tightest situations.
Ken Cage - This family man and CEO of International Recovery Group (IRG) has successfully completed over 1,200 repossessions ranging from planes to construction equipment. Facing more extreme confrontations with each job including conflicts at gunpoint and nearly run-over by a car, Ken hired former bounty hunter and MMA fighter, Danny Thompson, to add some muscle behind his "repos."
"AIRPLANE REPO" is produced for Discovery Channel by Undertow Films with Matt Renner, Ethan Prochnik and Dan Ilani serving as executive producers. For Discovery Channel, Denise Contis is executive producer.
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About Discovery Communications Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 149 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
About Undertow Films Undertow was founded by Matt Renner & Ethan Prochnik, former showrunners of Discovery Channel's Emmy award winning series, DEADLIEST CATCH. With the addition of their new partner Dan Ilani, the company's former Paradigm agent, Undertow is a full-service production house, producing both scripted & non-scripted content for major cable networks. With unrivaled ability to produce, cinematic, character driven content in the most harrowing conditions on the planet --from the frigid Bering Sea to the 125 degree deserts of Iraq-- Undertow is the go-to production company for riveting content that stands apart from the herd. For more information, please visit: www.undertowfilms.com.