U.S. cable net Travel Channel is delving into the worlds of casinos, jungle hotels and war spies, with unscripted series entitled Ace the Game, Hotel Amazon (working title) and Spy World.
In 13 x 30-minute series Ace the Game, produced by MY Tupelo Entertainment, casino consultant and host Sal Piacente travels the U.S. visiting everything from carnivals to boardwalks in order to share his knowledge and tricks of the trade with other players.
Meanwhile, the limited 3 x 60-minute series Hotel Amazon follows long-time friends Rusty Johnson and Stephan Jablonski as they try to build a world-class resort in the Amazon. But in order to realize their dream, they must overcome harsh weather, dangerous animals, poor finances and demanding villagers. The series is produced by Crazy Legs Productions.
Finally, Spy World explores the spy stories from World War Two, the Cold War in Moscow, and New York City. Pulled from formerly classified CIA case files, each episode of the series – produced by Karga Seven Pictures – takes viewers on an international journey by recreating spy capers.