History in Canada and Channel 4′s More4 are joining forces to produce the factual series Hunting Nazi Treasure.
Co-produced by Saloon Media and BriteSpark Films, the series will follow investigators attempting to track down the hundreds of thousands of artistic and cultural treasures stolen by the Nazis at the end of World War II.
Robert Edsel (pictured), author of the book-turned-movie The Monuments Men and founder of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, will head up a team of investigators that also includes Conor Woodman and World War II historian James Holland. Producers will have access to the foundation’s records and leads on missing items, as well as original documents and rare archives.
Production begins this September and Hunting Nazi Treasure will air on the Corus Entertainment-owned network in 2017.
“New clues will be unearthed and painstakingly pieced together in the effort to track down treasures,” said Saloon Media executive producer Michael Kot in a statement. “But the real payoff comes from seeing these beloved items back in the hands of their rightful owners.”