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History commissions “The Curse of Oak Island”

The series follows Rick and Marty Lagina, two brothers from Michigan, as they set out in search of treasure on a possibly booby-trapped island on the south shore of Nova Scotia, Canada.
December 16, 2013

U.S. cable network History is to begin airing the series The Curse of Oak Island on January 5.

The show follows Rick and Marty Lagina, two brothers from Michigan, who set out in search of treasure on a possibly booby-trapped island on the south shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. According to local lore, seven people will die before the treasure is found, and six have died in accidents already.

Intrigued by the story, Marty Lagina bought the rights to most of the island with money earned from his energy business. The pair will use “modern technology and good old American know-how” to uncover the treasure, according to the network.

The Curse of Oak Island is produced by Prometheus Entertainment. Kevin Burns is exec producing for Prometheus, and Matt Ginsburg and Mike Stiller are executive producers for History. The series will premiere on January 5 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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