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CBS Orders 13-Episode Summer Event Series ‘Blood & Treasure’

Big-budget action-adventure show will have to wait until 2019

CBS plans to plunder your summer with 2019 event series “Blood & Treasure,” which the network announced on Thursday.

The broadcaster just ordered 13 episodes of the one-hour serialized action-adventure show. “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, per the network. 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.

“Blood & Treasure” will be produced by CBS Television Studios.

Matt Federman and Stephen Scaia wrote the script. They’ll executive produce the series alongside showrunner Taylor Elmore, as well as Ben Silverman, Marc Webb and Mark Vlasic.

Webb will direct the show.

“Blood & Treasure” will be distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and worldwide by CBS Studios International.