From the creator of Chopper Zombie
Spike TV has ordered ten 30-minute episodes of 1000 Ways to Die the series that explores the many different and bizarre ways one can meet their maker.
The series is executive produced by Thom Beers, the same creative mind who brought viewers Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers, Ax Men and the upcoming Chopper Zombie. It is scheduled to premiere in Fall 2008.
1000 Ways to Die showcases some of the most outrageously true stories about those who succumbed to the grim reaper in the most unorthodox styles. Each case takes you through a full reenactment interlaced with dramatic witness testimonials, historical tidbits, scientific expert explanations and CGI effects reminiscent of classic comic books. Playing off the commonly misconceived notion, “that could never happen to me,” 1000 Ways to Die works to dispel that myth in a tongue-in-cheek fashion, highlighting the comedic irony in all the crazy ways people can get themselves killed.
Originally a two-part special, the May premiere of 1000 Ways to Die performed well in its timeslot.
“We may not readily admit it, but we all have a strange fascination with death, particularly all the gruesome details of how it occurs,” says Beers. “The bizarre humor in some of these cases is undeniable.”
Some of the more outlandish cases this season include death from eating a jalapeno pepper, a simple scrape-turned-flesh-eating virus and a case of a man trapped in an avalanche with plenty of food and water, only to succumb to methane poisoning from too much of his own gas.