Blood & Treasure is a new international adventure series premiering tonight (May 21) on CBS. The summer series premieres tonight (May 21) with the first two episodes airing on CBS. Here’s how CBS describes them:
“The Curse of Cleopatra – Parts I and II” – Matt Barr and Sofia Pernas star as a brilliant antiquities expert and a cunning art thief who team up to catch a ruthless terrorist who funds his attacks through stolen treasure, on the special two-hour series premiere of BLOOD & TREASURE, Tuesday, May 21 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Michael James Shaw, Katia Winter, James Callis, Oded Fehr, Alicia Coppola and Mark Gagliardi also star.
Some photos from the series premiere can be found below; do note that the photo captions are wrong, that the show premieres at 9PM ET/PT rather than 8. A trailer can be found at the bottom of this article, underneath the guest cast list.
Blood & Treasure
"The Curse of Cleopatra - Parts I and II" -- "The Curse of Cleopatra - Parts I and II" - Matt Barr and Sofia Pernas star as a brilliant antiquities expert and a cunning art thief who team up to catch a ruthless terrorist who funds his attacks through stolen treasure, on the special two-hour premiere of BLOOD & TREASURE, Tuesday, May 21 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured (L-R) Sofia Pernas as Lexi Vaziri and Matt Barr as Danny McNamara Photo: Jonathan Wenk/CBS ÃÂ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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 arts 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 artifact 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 artifacts. 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 center of a 2,000-year-old battle for the cradle of civilization.
Blood & Treasure stars Matt Barr (Danny McNamara), Sofia Pernas (Lexi Vaziri), Michael James Shaw (Aiden Shaw), Katia Winter (Gwen Karlsson), James Callis (Simon Hardwick), Oded Fehr (Karim Farouk), Alicia Coppola (Dr. Anna Castillo), and Mark Gagliardi (Father Chuck).
Guest stars in “The Curse of Cleopatra, Part I” include Antonio Cupo (Captain Fabi), John Larroquette (Jay Reece), Mohammed Marouazi (Reza Vaziri), Tony Nash (Omar), Patrick Sabongui (Asim Masood), Richard Zeppieri (Carlo Velardi), Paul Nicholas Mason (Rory), Mohamed El Husseini (Max), Peter Shinkoda (Yoshi), Maxime Le Flaguais (Baron), Stephanie M. Germain (Corsican Beauty), Stephen Scaia (Tourist Carabinieri Agent), Isabel Dos Santos (Old Woman), Jonathan Deveau (Tough Guy #1), and Francesco Maria Gallo (Italian Kid).
The guest cast in Part II includes Antonio Cupo (Captain Fabi), Tony Nash (Omar), Sharon Taylor (The Scorpion/Female Dealer), Stephen Bogaert (Col. Krug), Alex Gravenstein (Nazi Officer), Maurizio (Brotherhood Leader), Simon Peacock (Beck), Mario Acampa (Gendarme), Caroline Courtois Schirmer (Cocktail Waitress), Julian Richings (Alessandro), and Matt Langton (Security Guard).
“The Curse of Cleopatra” is written by Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia and directed by Michael Dinner (Part I) and Alrick Riley (Part II).