Chilean Miners Head to Discovery

The Discovery Channel is sitting on a gold mine. 

The network will air an exclusive one-hour special about the miners that were rescued in Chile called Rescued: The Chilean Mine Story on October 28th, featuring exclusive interviews with miners and their families, the head of the rescue operation, Andre Sougarett, Chilean President Sebastián Piñera, the mining minister Laurence Golborne, and several of the on-site engineers and drillers.

The world premiere documentary is being produced by Discovery Channel Latin America and will air on Discovery channel around the world including Discovery Channel, Discovery en Espanol in the U.S. and Discovery Channel across Latin America. In November, the documentary will also air in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The doc, which tells the story of the 70-day Chilean miners disaster “focuses on the triumph of engineering and human spirit and the extraordinary scientific and technological innovations that have been brought together to complete this miracle rescue from deep underground," says the network.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, PBS is also planning an hour-long documentary called Emergency Mine Rescue (premiering Oct. 26), about the dramatic rescue mission  and Spike TV is developing a mining reality series called Coal, about the dangerous profession of coal mining set in West Virginia.

All 33 miners were saved in Chile this week after 69 days underground.