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Christopher Lloyd and Josh Gates Search for The DeLorean Time Machine in ‘Expedition: Back to the Future’

March 2, 2021

Great Scott! Josh Gates and Screen-Legend Christopher Lloyd Search For Hollywood’s Most Iconic Car – The Delorean Time Machine In A Special 4-Part Series, ‘Expedition: Back To The Future’ Launching March 15 on discovery+

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(Los Angeles) – Josh Gates, avid explorer and host of Discovery Channel’s Expedition Unknown has spent his career traveling the world investigating history’s greatest legends and mysteries. Now, he’s setting out on the journey of a lifetime in search of the most iconic car in Hollywood history – The DeLorean Time Machine from the classic sci-fi trilogy Back to the Future. Together with screen-legend Christopher Lloyd, Josh travels across the country and through the history of one of cinema’s greatest franchises on an epic search for this timeless vehicle all in hopes of delivering and donating it to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for auction. The special four-part series, EXPEDITION: BACK TO THE FUTURE streams Monday, March 15 on discovery+.

Josh Gates has taken viewers on thrilling global adventures, but none quite like this. Scouring iconic Hollywood locations in search of their coveted prize, Josh and Christopher soon realize their quest is full of unexpected turns and will extend beyond the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, so they enlist the help of some familiar faces including Donald Fullilove, Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, James Tolkan, and Harry Waters Jr. But, first they must meet with the man who started it all, co-creator of the Back to the Future trilogy, Bob Gale.

From Los Angeles to Houston to New York to Orlando — Josh and Christopher’s mission sends them to different corners of the country in order to find the perfect DeLorean Time Machine. Along the way, they meet with DeLorean experts, collectors, and Back to the Future superfans and dive deep into the history and lore of the famed vehicle. They will stop at nothing to get the perfect DeLorean Time Machine to The Michael J. Fox Foundation. Viewers can visit March 15 – April 15 to bid on the one-of-a-kind, custom-built 1981 DeLorean Automatic from the show, in addition to other show-inspired auction items. High bids support The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

In addition to streaming the series on discovery+, viewers can join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #ExpeditionBacktotheFuture, and follow Discovery Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok for more updates. You can also follow discovery+ on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

EXPEDITION: BACK TO THE FUTURE is produced for discovery+ by BCII. Executive Producers are Bud Brutsman, Bob Gale, Lee Farber and Christopher Lloyd. For discovery+, Joseph Boyle and Gretchen Morning are Executive Producers and Olivia Ghersen is Associate Producer.


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