"Missing Dial" is a reality docu-series on National Geographic Channel.

This true-crime series launches a covert investigation that hits close to home. In July 2014, 27-year-old experienced outdoorsman Cody Dial, the son of esteemed National Geographic explorer Roman Dial, embarked on an expedition through the Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica — a dense rain forest in a region known for illegal gold-mining and illicit activity. He never emerged. Did he get lost? Did he get hurt? Or, did something far more sinister happen?

Cody's parents, Roman and Peggy Dial, have repeatedly contacted the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica, begging for help, and they have spent months searching the region on their own with few results. Now they've returned to Costa Rica, and this time, with a team of highly trained independent investigators and a camera crew in tow. "I hoped private investigators and the presence of a film crew would add urgency and create new momentum in the search," explained Roman Dial. "I was right — within a week, we received a significant break in the case."

No stone is left unturned in the search for Cody. Roman, along with a former DEA special agent and a retired United States Air Force pararescue jumper/wilderness expert spent nearly eight months in Costa Rica. There, they interviewed every witness, interrogated every suspect and trekked deep into the jungle in pursuit of new leads. This series pushes further and digs deeper into the mystery, retracing Cody's last-known whereabouts and using hidden cameras and fake identities to uncover a web of lies, surprising clues and a shocking plot twist that rivals that of a blockbuster movie.

"Missing Dial" is produced by This is Just a Test for National Geographic Channels. Aengus James and Colin King Miller are executive producers for This is Just a Test, along with JT Ladt, Vincent Dipersio and Jeff Sells. For National Geographic Channel, executive producer is Brian Skope, vice president of production is Kevin Tao Mohs and Tim Pastore is president, original programming & production.


Network: National Geographic Channel
Genre: Reality
Premiere Date: May 22, 2016
Seasons: 1
Production Company: This is Just a Test

National Geographic Launches 'Missing Dial' — Premiering Sunday, May 22, the new reality crime series follows a covert investigation into the disappearance of adventurer Cody Dial in a Costa Rica jungle. Read more...

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