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04.30.2019

MATT BARR AND SOFIA PERNAS STAR AS A BRILLIANT ANTIQUITIES EXPERT AND A CUNNING ART THIEF WHO TEAM UP TO CATCH A RUTHLESS TERRORIST WHO FUNDS HIS ATTACKS THROUGH STOLEN TREASURE, ON THE TWO-HOUR SERIES PREMIERE OF “BLOOD & TREASURE,” TUESDAY, MAY 21

“The Curse of Cleopatra – Parts I and II” – Matt Barr and Sofia Pernas star as a brilliant antiquities expert and a cunning art thief who team up to catch a ruthless terrorist who funds his attacks through stolen treasure, on the special two-hour series premiere of BLOOD & TREASURE, Tuesday, May 21 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Michael James Shaw, Katia Winter, James Callis, Oded Fehr, Alicia Coppola and Mark Gagliardi also star.

BLOOD & TREASURE is a globe-trotting action-adventure drama about a brilliant antiquities expert and a cunning art thief who team up to catch a ruthless terrorist who funds his attacks through stolen treasure. Danny McNamara is a former FBI agent specializing in stolen arts and antiquities. Lexi Vaziri is a resourceful art thief who is haunted by the tragic loss of her father, which she blames on Danny. When terrorist Karim Farouk absconds with a priceless artifact and kidnaps Danny’s mentor, Dr. Anna Castillo, Danny recruits Lexi to help him bring Farouk to justice and rescue Anna. As they chase down Farouk, they encounter unscrupulous individuals who may either be useful allies or dangerous enemies, including Aiden Shaw, an arms dealer who acts solely in his self-interest, and Simon Hardwick, an expert at procuring pilfered artifacts. Danny and Lexi are assisted by Father Chuck, a childhood friend of Danny’s who works at the Vatican Foreign Ministry in Rome. Their hunt draws the attention of Interpol agent Gwen Karlsson, who wants Farouk brought to justice, but won’t allow Danny and Lexi to break international laws in the process. As they crisscross the world hunting their target, Danny and Lexi unexpectedly find themselves at the center of a 2,000-year-old battle for the cradle of civilization.

CHEAT TWEET: The discovery of the long-lost tomb of Antony & Cleopatra sets off a worldwide chase between a brilliant antiquities expert, a cunning thief and a ruthless terrorist! #MattBarr & @sofiapernas star in the special 2-hour premiere of #Blood&Treasure 5/21 9pm #CBS http://bit.ly/2GLdfA1

REGULAR CAST:

Matt Barr

(Danny McNamara)

Sofia Pernas

(Lexi Vaziri)

Michael James Shaw

(Aiden Shaw)

Katia Winter

(Gwen Karlsson)

James Callis

(Simon Hardwick)

Oded Fehr

(Karim Farouk)

Alicia Coppola

(Dr. Anna Castillo)

Mark Gagliardi

(Father Chuck)

GUEST CAST:

PART I

 

Antonio Cupo

(Captain Fabi)

John Larroquette

(Jay Reece)

Mohammed Marouazi

(Reza Vaziri)

Tony Nash

(Omar)

Patrick Sabongui

(Asim Masood)

Richard Zeppieri

(Carlo Velardi)

Paul Nicholas Mason

(Rory)

Mohamed El Husseini

(Max)

Peter Shinkoda

(Yoshi)

Maxime Le Flaguais

(Baron)

Stephanie M. Germain

(Corsican Beauty)

Stephen Scaia

(Tourist Carabinieri Agent)

Isabel Dos Santos

(Old Woman)

Jonathan Deveau

(Tough Guy #1)

Francesco Maria Gallo

(Italian Kid)

 

 

PART II

 

Antonio Cupo

(Captain Fabi)

Tony Nash

(Omar)

Sharon Taylor

(The Scorpion/Female Dealer)

Stephen Bogaert

(Col. Krug)

Alex Gravenstein

(Nazi Officer)

Maurizio

(Brotherhood Leader)

Simon Peacock

(Beck)

Mario Acampa

(Gendarme)

Caroline Courtois Schirmer

(Cocktail Waitress)

Julian Richings

(Alessandro)

Matt Langton

(Security Guard)

WRITTEN BY: Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia (Parts I and II)

DIRECTED BY: Michael Dinner (Part I), Alrick Riley (Part II)

GENRE: Drama

Twitter: @TreasureCBS

Instagram: @bloodandtreasurecbs

Facebook: @BloodTreasure

Hashtag: #BloodandTreasure

Cast and Crew on Twitter and Instagram:

 

Twitter

Instagram

 

Matt Barr

 

@matt_barr_

 

Sofia Pernas

@sofiapernas

@sofiapernas

 

Michael James Shaw

@mjshawnuff

@mjshawnuff

 

Katia Winter

@katia_winter

@katiawinter

 

James Callis

@jamescallis

@James_Callis

 

Oded Fehr

@odedfehr

 

 

Alicia Coppola

@alicia_coppola

@alicia_coppola

 

Mark Gagliardi

@markgags

@markgags

 

Stephen Scaia

@stephenscaia

@stephenscaia

 

Matthew Federman

@matthewfederman

@matthewfederman

 

Taylor Elmore

@taylorelmost

 

 

Mark Vlasic

@MarkVlasic

@mark.vlasic

 

Marc Webb

@MarcW

 

 

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Press Contacts:

Steven Feldman

212-975-7931

steven.feldman2@cbs.com

Kacy Lee-Barrasas

818-655-7220

kacy.barrasas@cbs.com

Photo Contacts:

Meagan McLaughlin

212-975-7518

mcmclaughlin@cbs.com

Gail Schulman

212-975-0897

gail.schulman@cbs.com