The HISTORY Channel will premiere a new eight-episode series, History’s Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan, on April 30. It will air every Sunday at 9 pm.
Using dramatic recreations, dynamic storytelling, cutting-edge visual effects, and first-person witness accounts, the show will explore the intricate schemes of some of the world’s most criminal masterminds who risked their freedom for a shot at a lifetime of wealth and riches.
Hosted by two-time Golden Globe Award nominee, film producer, and philanthropist Irish actor Pierce Brosnan, each one-hour episode uncovers the meticulous planning, daring execution, and shocking aftermath behind some of the most elaborate real-life heists in history, including the notorious Lufthansa Heist of New York, the half-billion-dollar Gardner Museum art theft, the Antwerp Belgium Diamond Heist, and more.
Brosnan is embedded into each heist through state-of-the-art technology to bring each global news headline to life by putting viewers at the heart of the action and breaking down every aspect of the plan, including the conniving team, the mark, the execution, and finally, the aftermath.
History’s Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan is produced for The HISTORY Channel by Big Fish Entertainment and Anchor Entertainment.
On April 22, the HISTORY Channel gathered Filipino fans and special guests for an interactive and experiential event at the Trinoma Activity Center. The event transported them back to the crime scene of The Antwerp Diamond Heist, where they were tasked to complete several missions inspired by the ambitious plan to steal more than $100 million of diamonds, gems, and cash from the Antwerp World Diamond Centre. Participants who successfully accomplished all five missions were rewarded with special gift bags from The HISTORY Channel.
With highly innovative visual effects and compelling storytelling of History’s Greatest Heists With Pierce Brosnan, you too can be in the center of the action. Watch the episodes beginning April 30, Sundays at 9 pm, only on The HISTORY Channel.
Episode 1: The Lufthansa Heist
30 April 2023, Sunday 9 pm (SIN/HK)
A mafia crew with insider knowledge attempts the most lucrative airline heist in history at JFK International Airport. Made famous by the film Goodfellas, its aftermath saw those associated with the crime disappearing – and dying.
Episode 2: The United California Bank Job
7 May 2023, Sunday 9 pm (SIN/HK)
A mob-connected heist crew the FBI described as "the best ever" takes down a Southern California bank in 1972, getting away with millions in cash allegedly linked to President Richard Nixon.
Episode 3: The Antwerp Diamond Heist
14 May 2023, Sunday 9 pm (SIN/HK)
An elite crew of Italian thieves targets the vault of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre. After 27 months of planning, they execute their ambitious and intricate plan and make off with more than $100 million in diamonds, gems, and cash.
Episode 4: The Dunbar Armored Depot Heist
21 May 2023, Sunday 9 pm (SIN/HK)
An armored-car depot employee uses his insider knowledge to plan a heist that could net him, and the longtime friends he recruits, more than $18 million in cash.
Episode 5: The Pierre Hotel Robbery
28 May 2023, Sunday 9 pm (SIN/HK)
A duo of highly skilled thieves who specialize in hotel jobs goes after the biggest target of their careers: New York's famed Pierre Hotel. With a plan timed down to the minute, the team takes over the 41-story hotel, getting into the lobby vault and its hundreds of safe deposit boxes.
Episode 6: The Baker Street Bank Burglary
4 June 2023, Sunday 9 pm (SIN/HK)
Enterprising thieves tunnel underneath and up into the vault of a Lloyds Bank branch in London. When an amateur radio enthusiast intercepts their walkie-talkie chatter, they find themselves in a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game with Scotland Yard.
Episode 7: The Gardner Museum Heist
11 June 2023, Sunday 9 pm (SIN/HK)
Two thieves dressed as fake cops make off with a half-billion dollars worth of world-class artwork from a Boston museum. Although the paintings are still missing, numerous suspects turn up – dead.
Episode 8: The Museum Of Natural History Heist
18 June 2023, Sunday 9 pm (SIN/HK)
Surfers by day, cat burglars by night, this trio of thieves is in New York to steal the priceless jewels at the American Museum of Natural History. Their bold plan has them creeping along the museum ledge, 125 feet above the streets of Manhattan, willing to risk their lives to get away with millions.