Unscripted

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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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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