History commissions “The Curse of Oak Island”
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.