Discovery Launches New Original In-House Production Mighty Trains

Discovery is expanding its “Mighty” franchise with the addition of the all-new original in-house series Mighty Trains, airing Sundays at 7pm beginning October 16th on Discovery and the Discovery GO app.

In each one-hour episode, host Teddy Wilson brings rail fans around the world on the ride of a lifetime. This uniquely picturesque and informative six-part series casts a lens on the inner workings of some of the world’s most incredible locomotives and their journeys across a wide range of landscapes.

Produced by Discovery Canada’s in-house production company, Exploration Production Inc. (EPI), and to air in more than 65 territories around the world including the U.K., Germany, Australia, France, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and throughout Asia, the original homegrown series begins with a look at Switzerland’s Glacier Express, followed by Japan’s high-tech “bullet train”. The debut season also includes the story of the spectacular Via Rail passenger train and rail route depicted on the $10 note, The Canadian.

“We are excited to introduce our viewers to our latest “Mighty” series, Mighty Trains, which takes viewers on board some of the most unique and interesting trains in the world, while travelling along some of the most compelling routes,” said Ken MacDonald, Vice-President and General Manager of Discovery Networks, in a media release. “Long-running franchise originator Mighty Trains continues to see audience growth and worldwide sales across all platforms, along with popular series’ spin-offs Mighty Planes and Mighty Cruiseships.”

Mighty Trains will keep viewers entranced with every beautiful detail of the world’s most interesting trains and their voyages,” said Kelly McKeown, Director of Production at EPI. “The success of our unique “Mighty” format has compelled EPI to branch into rail transport and bring audiences on a new and thoroughly captivating journey.”