Science Channel Recruits Former CIA Operative to Investigate Government Secrets in New Series 'Black Files Declassified' (Exclusive)

The Science Channel is delving deep into secretive government operations with the "unprecedented access" of former CIA operative Mike Baker in its new series, Black Files Declassified, PopCulture.com can exclusively announce. Premiering Thursday, April 2, the new show will investigate different top-secret government programs as Baker conducts his own research into phenomena such as alien sightings and clandestine technology with the help of journalists, experts, former government and black file officials and scientists.

In Thursday's premiere, Baker explores a classified aviation program funded by a "mysterious money trail" that could revolutionize transportation as we know it by reaching Mach 5 speeds of nearly 4,000 mph. Fears that this technology could fall into the wrong hands come along with this possible discovery, however, as some countries work on hypersonic missiles, capable of reaching their target in minutes.

Later in the season, Baker digs into credible alien sighting testimony, investigating the government program dedicated to researching, tracking and identifying UFOs, as well as the technology that many experts agree can't have come from this planet. "Even within the government, most don't know about the program," the network teases. "Are they capturing hostile spy craft? Testing out latest technology? Or could it be something else?"

Every week, Baker will choose another truth to seek behind some of the world's greatest mysteries, also taking on soldiers with superhuman strength who are thought to be able to kill from their minds in order to separate science fiction than truth.

Black Files Declassified premieres Thursday, April 2, at 10 p.m. ET on Science Channel. After the show airs, viewers can check out new episodes each week at ScienceChannel.com/BlackFilesDeclassified or by downloading the Science Channel GO app.

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Black Files Declassified is produced for Science Channel by Espiritus Productions and Spark TV. For Espiritus Productions executive producers are Michelle and Bill Katz. For Spark TV, executive producer is Paul Wooding. For Science Channel, Wyatt Channell is Executive Producer and Andrew Lessner is Producer.

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