Syfy UK Picks Up CBS Action-Adventure Series ‘Blood & Treasure’ Premiering In December
Syfy UK has picked up CBS series ‘Blood & Treasure‘, setting a December premiere date for the action-adventure drama.
‘Blood & Treasure’ is a globe-trotting action-adventure drama about a brilliant antiquities expert and a cunning art thief who team up to catch a ruthless terrorist who funds his attacks through stolen treasure. Danny McNamara is a former FBI agent specializing in stolen art and antiquities. Lexi Vaziri is a resourceful art thief who is haunted by the tragic loss of her father, which she blames on Danny. When terrorist Karim Farouk absconds with a priceless artefact and kidnaps Danny’s mentor Dr. Anna Castillo, Danny recruits Lexi to help him bring Farouk to justice and rescue Anna.
As they chase down Farouk, they encounter unscrupulous individuals who may either be useful allies or dangerous enemies, including Aiden Shaw, an arms dealer who acts solely in his self-interest, and Simon Hardwick, an expert at procuring pilfered artefacts. Danny and Lexi are assisted by Father Chuck, a childhood friend of Danny’s who works at the Vatican Foreign Ministry in Rome.
Their hunt draws the attention of Interpol agent Gwen Karlsson, who wants Farouk brought to justice, but won’t allow Danny and Lexi to break international laws in the process. As they crisscross the world hunting their target, Danny and Lexi unexpectedly find themselves at the centre of a 2,000-year-old battle for the cradle of civilization.
Matt Barr (‘Hatfields and McCoys’, ‘Valor’) stars as former FBI agent Danny, whilst Sofia Pernas (‘The Brave’, ‘The Young and the Restless’) take the part of Lexi, the art thief. Other cast includes Michael James Shaw (‘Limitless’, ‘Avengers: Endgame’), Katia Winter (‘Dexter’, ‘Legends of Tomorrow’), James Callis (‘Battlestar Galactica’), Oded Fehr (’24: Legacy’, ‘Covert Affairs’), Alicia Coppola (‘Why Women Kill’, ‘Empire’) and Mark Gagliardi (‘The Venture Bros.’, ‘Drunk History’).
‘Blood & Treasure‘ Season 1 premieres Thursday, 19th December 2019 at 2am on Syfy UK with a repeat airing at 9pm.
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