Buckle up for a thrilling adventure chronicling humanity’s innate need for speed and a joyride through the science and history of travel and innovation. Airing on CuriosityStream -- the award-winning streaming and on-demand destination from Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks -- SPEED is the incredible story of our civilization’s ceaseless desire to move – and the machines that take us farther, higher, and above all, faster. In this action-packed 4-part original docu-series, host and engineering expert Sean Riley takes us across continents, into the skies, over the ocean and into space to showcase humanity’s innate need for speed -- for pleasure, for work, to explore, and to survive. SPEED transports us to some of history’s greatest transportation breakthroughs, pilots the modern machines of today, and forecasts the mind-blowing game changers that await us in the decades to come.
SPEED host Sean Riley creates documentary television as a platform to teach and explain science and technology, and to empower viewers with a better understanding of the world around us. He hosted one of National Geographic Television’s most successful series “Worlds Toughest Fixes”, where he travelled around the world going inside some of the most daunting and dangerous repair jobs imaginable. While filming SPEED, Sean covered over 66,500 miles, enough to circle the circumference of the Earth more than 2½ times; traveled five countries in five months: the United States, Japan, Norway, the UK, and Germany; and traveled up to 375 miles per hour (on Japan’s magnetic levitation train).