UK producer Zig Zag Productions has inked an Anglo-French copro deal for the fact-ent antiques series British Treasure, American Gold (working title; pictured) for Discovery Networks International-owned channel Quest in the UK and RMC Découverte in France.
The 6 x 60-minute series follows Jesse McClure – the self-proclaimed “Resale King” and Storage Hunters U.S. star – as he heads to antique stores across Britain in an attempt to uncover such unique artifacts as Elton John’s gold plated sink, armored military vehicles and bone china vases. Armed with US$100,000 of his family’s money, McClure will ship each item back to his family’s Los Angeles-based vintage shop in an attempt to turn a profit.
The series will be filmed in the UK, France and the U.S.
Zig Zag Productions will retain the rights for the U.S.
The series is the latest in a wave of domestic and international commissions for Zig Zag that includes clip show Arnie’s 50 Greatest Ever Stunts, music-based quiz show Blink for Channel 4 and I’ve Got Something To Tell You for UKTV’s W.