MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: MANHUNT WITH JOEL LAMBERT

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The all-new Discovery Channel series Manhunt with Joel Lambert, pits former U.S. Navy SEAL and escape and evasion expert Joel Lambert in a real-life, extreme version of hide-and-seek against some of the globe’s most elite military and law enforcement tracking units — the Philippine Army Scout Rangers, South Korean National Police (KNP) SWAT, Panama's anti-drug trafficking unit Servicio Nacional de Fronteras (SENAFRONT), Poland’s border guard, the Straz Graniczna, and more.



The stakes are extraordinarily high as the seven-part original series puts Joel’s evasion and escape skills, and the readiness of these national hunter force agencies to the ultimate test. Manhunt with Joel Lambert premiered last Monday, April 7, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.



To capture Joel, these highly trained tracking units can use any assets available to them in a real world manhunt, unlike Joel, who is provided with minimal supplies to survive — for anything else he needs, he must search for along the way. Armed with only a basic survival kit and his wits, Joel is dropped on location in the Philippines, South Korea, South Africa, United States, Poland and Panama with a head start. He then has up to 48 hours to reach a pre-determined extraction point that only he is aware of — while being pursued by a different hunter force agency each week as well as having to face treacherous terrains and deadly wildlife such as lions, leopards, rhinos and more — or risk being captured.


Joel Lambert with the Philippine Army Scout Rangers

Joel’s game plan is to employ diversionary tactics and infiltration and evasion techniques gleaned from his 10 years of experience as a Navy SEAL, demonstrating different strategies developed in response to varied environments and the specific skills set of each tracking unit. Viewers are brought alongside the heart-stopping action and unexpected turns firsthand via cameras that capture the intense chase from both perspectives up close. Learn the techniques used by each elite hunter force during combat or crisis situations, and how to minimize getting spotted and caught. Joel’s background has well-positioned him to prey on each unit’s hidden flaw — but evading highly specialized tracking units and combating dehydration, hunger, and the elements might prove to be a greater challenge than he perceives. Will his experience and skills be enough to help him escape — or will the he fall victim to his hunters... or the environment?



The hunt is on. Manhunt with Joel Lambert encores every Friday at 3:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., Saturday at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday at 10:00 p.m.

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