A Battlefield Where Speed Is Everything

They can accelerate faster than a Ferrari, strike with 10 times the g-force of a space shuttle, and outmaneuver a fighter jet. Whether the battlefield is the dark underworld of the forest, the bizarre netherworld between the river and the ocean, or the scorching hot Namib Desert, Smithsonian Channel’s second season of Speed Kills follows the world’s fastest predators as they use their incredible speeds for lethal means.

Check out the video above for a glimpse of how Speed Kills uses high-speed cameras that capture every movement in high definition, at 1,000 frames-per-second, so you won’t miss one graphic detail of this fast-paced and often violent world. For more freakish assassins that can strike in the blink of an eye, watch the season premiere of Speed Kills on Wednesday, August 20 at 8PM ET/PT on the Smithsonian Channel.