Corus’ History greenlights original ‘treasure’ hunt series

Hunting Nazi Treasure will feature The Monuments Men author Robert Edsel as host.

Robert_EdselCorus Entertainment’s History and Channel 4′s More4 are joining forces to produce the investigative series Hunting Nazi Treasure.

The series will follow investigators attempting to track down the hundreds of thousands of artistic and cultural treasures stolen by the Nazis at the end of World War II.

Robert Edsel (pictured), author of the book-turned-movie The Monuments Men and founder of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, will head up a team of investigators that also includes journalist Conor Woodman and World War II historian James Holland. Producers will have access to the foundation’s records and leads on missing items, as well as original documents and rare archives.

Coproduced by Toronto’s Saloon Media and London, U.K.-based BriteSpark Films, production is set to begin this Septemberwith the series slated to air on History in Canada in 2017.

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