Discovery’s second season of “Treasure Quest: Snake Island” is set to premiere on Friday, November 4, at 10 p.m. ET, TheWrap has learned exclusively — but that’s not all we’ve got. Check out our exclusive sneak peek above, in which the guys actually find a piece of treasure.
After a death-defying expedition on Brazil’s deadly Snake Island, several real-life treasure hunters continue their quest for the Treasure of the Trinity, a legendary hoard of Inca gold worth nearly $400 million. At the end of last season, team leaders Jeremy Whalen and Cork Graham solved a critical clue on Snake Island that indicated the treasure was hidden in the depths of the treacherous Paraguayan jungle.
This time around, confident that they’ve honed in on the exact location, the explorers go all out in pursuit of the ultimate fortune.
Below is the group of treasure hunters, with descriptions all in Discovery’s own words.
Whalen: Jeremy’s vast experience, deep knowledge of South American history and natural audacity have propelled him to the leadership role for this grueling expedition. Jeremy is a veteran treasure hunter but tracking down the legendary Treasure of the Trinity has become the most challenging mission of his life.
Graham: Cork has dedicated his life to searching for lost treasure. At the age of 18, he participated in a covert search for Captain Kidd’s treasure off the coast of Vietnam but was captured and accused of being a spy. He is now focused on the Treasure of the Trinity and determined that it will not escape his grasp.
Mehgan Heaney-Grier, Expedition Dive Master: Mehgan is an accomplished athlete, stunt diver, marine conservationist, and certified Divemaster. She has spent her lifetime perfecting the art of working well under pressure and has the experience, confidence and know how to tackle any challenge that comes her way. For her, the monetary value of the Treasure of the Trinity pales in comparison to its historical and archeological significance.
Keith “Cappy” Plaskett, Boat Captain: Cappy has had a long, illustrious career in the armed forces, having served in many wars, including Vietnam and Iraq. Besides his military background, Cappy also has a great deal of experience with underwater excavations and archeology. It is his ability to handle extremely treacherous conditions and his passion for locating and preserving lost antiques that convinced him to sign up for this dangerous treasure hunt.
Brett Tutor, Survival Expert: The newest member of the team, Brett Tutor has led adventure missions all around the globe, from African deserts to Amazonian jungles. Though Brett had no treasure-hunting experience prior to this mission, he has officially caught the gold bug. Tracking down the Treasure of the Trinity is one of the most adrenalized and dangerous expeditions he has ever been on.
Emilio White, Naturalist: Emilio is an Argentinian naturalist and environmental educator. He believes the hunt for the Treasure of the Trinity to be a transformative experience, sending him places he never knew existed and teaching him more about his country’s history than ever before.
“Treasure Quest: Snake Island” is produced for Discovery Channel by MAK Pictures. Executive producers there are Mark Kadin, Will Ehbrecht and Anuj Majumdar. For Discovery Channel, the executive producer is Joseph Boyle; associate producer is Greg Wolf.
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