Spike TV to premiere “Diamond Divers” in June

U.S. net Spike TV is to debut Diamond Divers, a six-episode seafaring reality series produced by Studio Lambert and American Chainsaws Entertainment, on June 20.
May 14, 2012

Spike TV is to begin airing a reality series about divers that search for diamonds off the coast of South Africa.

Entitled Diamond Divers, the show debuts on the male-skewing U.S. cable network on June 20 at 10 p.m. EST. The 6 x 60-minutes series’ central star is Captain John, a “hardscrabble” type that leads a crew of six, including his hot-tempered son Jason, his ex-Marine father J.R., Mohawk-sporting diver Marty, his best friend Sam, and Doc, the ship’s medic.

The story arc follows the crew as they travel from Washington State to South Africa’s Skeleton Coast to mine for diamonds in the trenches of the ocean floor. Obstacles to overcome include sharks, 50-foot waves, harsh weather and poachers.

Diamond Divers was created and produced by Studio Lambert and American Chainsaws Entertainment. Executive producers for Studio Lambert are Eli Holzman and Stephen Lambert, while Duke Straub, Colt Straub and Royal Malloy are exec producers for American Chainsaws. Spike’s VP of original series Chris Rantamaki serves as the show’s executive in charge of production.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.