2021 brings with it six new highly-anticipated docuseries on DStv. Take a deep dive into the world’s most dangerous underground black markets in Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller, venture deep into the inner workings of cartels with Narco Wars, explore the world’s greatest mysteries with Laurence Fishburne or channel your inner conspiracy theorist with Roswell: The First Witness. No matter your preference, DStv has something for everyone when it comes to docuseries.

Here are the six not-to-be-missed docuseries coming to DStv:

Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller

This series sees Mariana van Zeller go deep into the nuts and bolts of the world’s most dangerous underground black markets. Each episode of the 8-part series will see Mariana in a different market – including but not limited to drugs – with glimpses into the businesses, people and the real life economic impact of each one.

Thursday on National Geographic (DStv Channel 181) at 21:00 or on Catch-Up

Roswell: The First Witness

This series takes the form of the personal diary of Major Jesse Marcel Sr., the first person to investigate the wreckage of Roswell on 8 July, 1947, after a mysterious object crashed. The Major maintained the US Military’s claim that it was a weather balloon was wrong. This series will detail what was found in the Major’s diary and what it could mean about the existence of extraterrestrial life.

Sunday on History (DStv 186) at 19:25 or on Catch-Up

History’s Greatest Mysteries with Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne hosts a new series attempting to answer some of the unanswered questions relating to the world’s greatest events. From the Titanic to the disappearance of D.B. Cooper, no enigmatic event will be left untouched by Fishburne.

Sunday on History (DStv Channel 186) at 20:15

Narco Wars S1

If you’ve seen Cartel Tik Tok, which gives inside information into how Mexican cartels store and ship drugs, you’ll love this series, which goes in-depth into the drug war. Narco Wars is a docuseries exploring the Mexican drug war from the point of view of the hitmen, smugglers, criminals, various politicians and journalists at the forefront of these stories. This show will take shape as a 10-part series combining action and documentary to culminate in the real raw footage of a murder.

Monday on National Geographic (DStv Channel 181) at 21:00

Endurance: The Hunt for Shackleton Ice Ship

This tale is one of history’s greatest mysteries. Sir Ernest Shackleton and a crew of 27 – 28 if you count the cat – went on an exhibition to Antarctica, but along the way Endurance, their ship, was destroyed by glaciers. Sir Ernest and the men remarkably managed to survive, but the ship’s final resting place remains unknown. This series will follow a new ground-breaking expedition to find it.

Sunday on History (DStv 186) at 20:15

A Perfect Planet

This new 8-part docuseries sees Emmy winning narrator, Sir David Attenborough explore how the planet works. It delves into various topics and how these elements allow life to flourish. The final episode will also go into detail as to how the series was created – including its recording time in South Africa. The extraordinary footage is sure to make you rethink the world and your role in it.

Starts, Sunday 14 February on BBC Earth (DStv Channel 184) at 16:00

Explore a world of exciting and thought-provoking content on DStv with these much anticipated docuseries.

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