Spike TV announced it has ordered 1000 Ways to Die, a new reality series that will explore various and bizarre ways that a person can perish. Every 30-minutes episode of the show will tell viewers true stories about the strange deaths people have met, using witness testimonials, historical parallels, scientific explanations and CGI effects.
Some of the cases that will be covered include death from eating a jalapeno pepper; a simple scrape-turned-flesh-eating virus; and 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.
1000 Ways to Die is executive produced by Thom Beers, the author of Deadliest Catch, Lobster Wars and Monster Garage (Discovery Channel), and Ice Road Truckers (History Channel).
"We may not readily admit it, but we all have a strange fascination with death, particularly all the gruesome details of how it occurs" said Beers. "The bizarre humor in some of these cases is undeniable."
1000 Ways to Die originally aired on Spike TV in May as a two-part special. The show success led Spike TV to order 10 more episodes. Now, 1000 Ways to Die is scheduled to premiere during Spike’s upcoming fall season.
Original Show Clips for your Review:
1000 Ways To Die (Part 1 of 2)
1000 Ways To Die (Part 2 of 2)