The HISTORY Channel Taps Actor Pierce Brosnan To Host New Nonfiction Series “History’s Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan”


New York, NY – March 2, 2022 – The HISTORY Channel greenlights the new one-hour nonfiction series “History’s Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan,” going inside the most unbelievable, elaborate real-life heists that have taken place throughout history – from the Wilcox train robbery of 1899 to Boston’s Great Brink robbery in 1950. Hosted by Pierce Brosnan, the eight-episode series from Big Fish Entertainment and Anchor Entertainment delves into the deep layers behind each brazen heist, how they were executed and the way their legacies live on today.

Through stylized cinematic recreations and state-of-the-art VFX, “History’s Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan” tells the stories behind iconic capers and how their heists were carried out. Each episode examines the story of one unbelievable heist — breaking down every aspect including the team, the mark, the plan, how they carried it out, and the fallout.

“Great heist stories are thrilling, and when well told, have the ability to bring the viewer along as almost a co-conspirator to the crime itself,” said Brosnan.” “I look forward to traveling back in time to break down the astonishing history behind these true-life heists from the analysis of the masterminds themselves to the elaborate schemes that have transcended time.”

“As long as there’s been currency, people have hatched schemes to try to take it for themselves,” said Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for The HISTORY Channel. “From the earliest horse-back train robbery of the wild west to today’s intricate capers, heists across history have become legends and who better to take viewers through this exciting, high stakes journey than Pierce.”

“History’s Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan” is produced for The HISTORY Channel by Big Fish Entertainment and Anchor Entertainment. Dan Cesareo, Lucilla D’Agostino and Jordana Starr serve as executive producers for Big Fish Entertainment. Ethan Goldman is executive producer for Anchor Entertainment. Mary E. Donahue and Jennifer Wagman are executive producers for The HISTORY Channel.

A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for the above program.

About The HISTORY® Channel
The HISTORY® channel, a division of A+E Networks, is the premier destination for historical storytelling. From best-in-class documentary events, to a signature slate of industry leading nonfiction series and premium fact-based scripted programming, The HISTORY® Channel serves as the most trustworthy source of informational entertainment in media. The HISTORY® Channel has been named the #1 U.S. TV network in buzz for seven consecutive years by YouGov BrandIndex, and a top favorite TV network by Beta Research Corporation. For a deeper dive, visit or follow @history on Instagram, Twitter,Facebookand YouTube.  For additional press materials visit the A+E Networks Press Center at

About Big Fish Entertainment
Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM Company, is a full-service production company that creates multi-platform, visually driven content that compels and entertains audiences with the “unexpected.” Founded in 2006 by President Dan Cesareo, Big Fish has since produced more than 1000 hours of award-winning and top-rated programming in the live, unscripted reality, lifestyle and documentary space. Big Fish series and credits include History’s Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan (History); America’s Top Dog, Live Rescue and Animals Saved My Life (A&E); Ugliest House in America, Martha Knows Best, and A White House Christmas (HGTV); A White House Thanksgiving with First Lady Jill Biden, and the Emmy-nominated Amy Schumer Learns to Cook and (Food); Regular Heroes (Amazon); the Black Ink Crew franchise; mental health special In Session Live With Dr. Jessand Girls Cruise (VH1); Hustle & Soul (WE tv); Chris Paul’s Chapter 3 (ESPN); Snap’s Driven and Swae Meets World; Tattoo Girls (TLC); How Far Is Tattoo Far? (MTV); Animal ER Live (Nat Geo WILD); and Truth Behind the Moon Landing (Science Channel), as well as the Gates Foundation’s Reality PD public schools project. For more information, visit

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