Each week, Riggle will use his self-proclaimed “extensive knowledge of everything” to explore legend that takes him on an epic adventure around the world.
Among topics tackled in early episodes: new discoveries related to ancient mammoths in Alaska, and a lost pirate ship in the Caribbean.
Local guides help Riggle along the way; otherwise he’s relying on his mental toughness and “self-taught high-performance karate,” Discovery said. Riggle previously trained with Shaquille O’Neal for a shark dive featured in last summer’s special Shaq Does Shark Week.
Rob Riggle: Global Investigator is a working title and the project is produced for Discovery Channel by Will Packer Media, Anomaly Entertainment, and Haunted Steel Mill in association with Hazmat Productions.