Ripley Entertainment is known for their wild and wacky exhibits at their "odditoriums," but the Orlando-based company is far more than just a collection of unique museums. The global brand has more than 100 attractions in nearly a dozen countries and sees more than 14 million guests per year.
Despite this, one of the most recognized parts of the company remains the television series that founder Robert Ripley began in 1949 (Ripley abruptly died shortly after filming unlucky episode 13 of the original series on which he had discussed funerals). Since then two remakes and an animated version have all been created. Now, 16 years after the last Ripley's show stopped production, a new series is about to debut.
Horror icon Bruce Campbell will host the upcoming "Ripley's Believe It or Not" series on the Travel Channel. Campbell, known for his role as Ash Williams in the Evil Dead franchise and his lead role in The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., has extensive acting resume that includes Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, Burn Notice, Lodge 49, Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat and Ash vs. Evil Dead where he reprised his role as Ash Williams.
"As an actor, I've always been drawn toward material that is more 'fantastic' in nature, so I was eager and excited to partner with Travel Channel and Ripley's Believe It or Not! on this new show," Campbell said. "And because amazing things happen all around the world, we should have no shortage of unbelievable stories to share with a fresh new audience."
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