CBS has started filling in the gaps in the network’s summer schedule, adding a new action-adventure series called “Blood & Treasure” to the line-up for 2019. CBS didn’t announce any castings at this time, but the show got a straight-to-series order for 13 episodes, and the network did confirm that the show will be a new one-hour serialized action-adventure series airing in the summer months.
According to the announcement today, “Blood & Treasure” centers on a brilliant antiquities expert and a cunning art thief who team up to catch a ruthless terrorist who funds his attacks through stolen treasure. As they crisscross the globe hunting their target, they unexpectedly find themselves in the center of a 2,000-year-old battle for the cradle of civilization. The show will be produced by CBS Television Studios. Matt Federman & Stephen Scaia, who wrote the script, along with showrunner Taylor Elmore, Ben Silverman, Marc Webb, who is directing, and Mark Vlasic serve as executive producers. The series will be distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and worldwide by CBS Studios International.
Summer 2019 is still a long way off, but this winter CBS will be hosting the “THE 60th Annual Grammy Awards”. That event is currently scheduled for January 28, 2018. Also premiering in January is the next chapter in “Star Trek: Discovery”. The series, which is available on CBS All Access, will return with chapter two beginning on Sunday, January 7th. The new chapter will begin with episode 10, called “Despite Yourself”.
While in unfamiliar territory, the U.S.S. Discovery crew is forced to get creative in their next efforts to survive opposing and unprecedented forces and return home. The new series follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series will feature a new ship and new characters, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers. The cast includes Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Jason Isaacs, Anthony Rapp, Michelle Yeoh, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Mary Chieffo, James Frain and more.