History Channel’s ‘Superheroes Decoded’ gets Premiere Dates
History Channel, known for its expansive documentaries has turned its detailed lens toward the world of superheroes.
Superheroes Decoded will examine the creation and origin stories of well-known heroes including Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.
The two-part series will air Sunday, April 30 and Monday, May 1 at 9 pm ET.
The documentary features access to DC and Marvel creators, as well as film clips, vintage artwork and historical archives.
Interview subjects include Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo, Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson/Falcon), Iron Man director Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), George R.R. Martin, DC writer Brad Meltzer and the legendary Stan Lee.
Part one focuses on All-American heroes.
From the creation of Superman, Batman, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and beyond, these all-American legends have endured through decades of war, triumph and scandal, constantly evolving to reflect the country’s changing values in a tumultuous world. From World War II and Vietnam to Watergate and the tragedy of 9/11, these mythic heroes embody America’s deepest fears and greatest aspirations.
Part two is all about the rebels and rule breakers.
From the beginning, superheroes like The X-Men, The Hulk, Black Panther, Iron Man, Luke Cage, and Wolverine have challenged authority and fought for outsiders, a battle that reflects the country’s most profound real-world divisions and struggles for justice. From their often controversial origins to recent resurgence in movies of today, these rebels redefine heroism for a new generation.
Superheroes Decoded premieres on History Channel Sunday, April 30 and Monday, May 1 at 9 pm ET.