William Shatner Talks About His New Series, The UnXplained

William Shatner stars in his new series  The UnXplained on The History Channel

William Shatner stars in his new series The UnXplained on The History Channel

William Shatner will be on our small screens again soon, in a new series for The History Channel, called Unexplained.

In an interview with Detroit-area local NBC affiliate Local 4, online as Click On Detroit, Star Trek’s Captain Kirk spoke to anchor Jason Carr live, yesterday morning. Shatner explained what Unexplained was all about. He said, “We talk about the killing fields in Japan, where people go to commit suicide. There are areas in the world that seem to attract evil. There is an amusement park where people died, it's shuttered now, what happened? These are some of the unexplained mysteries that will be on the show.”

Unexplained bears something of a resemblance to the Zachary Quinto-helmed In Search Of, which is a reboot of a Leonard Nimoy show from the 1970s and expected to have a second season this year. Back in March, when The History Channel greenlit Unexplained, Deadline reported that History’s programming chief Eli Lehrer said, “Both [Unexplained] and In Search Of strive to solve some of the world’s most intriguing mysteries and it’s this truth seeking that resonates most with our viewers. These shows will offer credible answers to questions about mysterious phenomena, while others will remain unexplained. Who else better to transport audiences through this journey than William [Shatner] and Zachary [Quinto], whose passion, curiosity and perseverance to present every side of these enigmas beam on screen.”

Unexplained premieres July 19th on The History Channel.

Alison Pitt