CBS has renewed the summer drama “Blood & Treasure” for a second season, the network announced on Wednesday.
Described as a “globe-trotting action-adventure drama,” the series stars Matt Barr as a former FBI agent who teams up with a resourceful art thief, played by Sofia Pernas, to catch a ruthless terrorist who funds his attacks through stolen arts and antiquities.
“‘Blood & Treasure’ is a fun, escapist adventure with comedic elements filmed in multiple locales around the world that has been a great performer and a wonderful addition to our summer schedule,” Amy Reisenbach, executive vice president, Current Programs, CBS Entertainment, said. “We’ve heard the story pitch for season two and look forward to seeing all-new exploits from Russia to Southeast Asia next year.”
In the weeks since its debut late last month, “Blood & Treasure” has performed well for CBS on Tuesday nights, averaging 5.71 million viewers as the summer’s most-watched new scripted series.
In addition to Barr and Pernas, Oded Fehr, Michael James Shaw, Katia Winter, James Callis, Alicia Coppola, and Mark Gagliardi also star.
The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Propagate Content. Matthew Federman, Stephen Scaia, Taylor Elmore, Ben Silverman, Marc Webb, Mark Vlasic and Howard T. Owens are executive producers.