Blood and Treasure Season 1: Premiere Date, Cast, Trailer, Update

Let’s present you with a scenario. Hints of ‘Indiana Jones‘ with a touch of ‘National Treasure‘ … what do you get? Think hard. Nothing? Well, here’s the reveal. CBS, taking a break from its long list of procedural dramas, adds a contemporary action-packed thriller to its catalog. Yes, ‘Blood & Treasure’, which sticks closely to the themes of the two classic movies mentioned above, is created and written by Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia. Developed as another entrant to the channel’s repertoire of scripted shows for summer, this series follows an antiquities expert and a sly art thief who comprise the two members of an unlikely team to apprehend a notorious terrorist. In this globe-trotting adventure, we witness a delectable mix of action, drama, violence, and humor.

‘Blood & Treasure’ premieres on May 21, 2019, on CBS. Federman and Scaia are also the executive producers for the show, along with Taylor Elmore, Ben Silverman, Marc Webb, and Mark Vlasic. 

Blood & Treasure Cast: Who is in it?

Sofia Pernas and Matt Barr lead the cast as Lexi Vaziri and Danny McNamara respectively. Pernas is a Moroccan-Spanish actress whom you might already recognize from her appearances in ‘The Young and the Restless’, ‘Jane the Virgin’, and ‘The Brave’. She also appears in another CBS drama – NCIS. American actor Barr is best-known for his roles in ‘Hatfields & McCoys’, ‘Commander in Chief’, ‘One Tree Hill’, ‘Harper’s Island’, and ‘Hellcats’.

Joining the duo in other prominent roles are Katia Winter as Gwen, Michael James Shaw as Shaw, James Callis as Hardwick, Alicia Coppola as Dr. Ana Castilla, and Mohammed Marouazi as Reza Vaziri. Anna Silk appears in a recurring role as Roarke.

Blood & Treasure Plot: What is it about?

Danny McNamara is brilliant antiquities expert who was formerly employed with the FBI. Accompanying him is Lexi Vaziri, an equally genius and cunning art thief. Polar opposites and from completely different backdrops, this unlikely duo forms an odd team to track down the ruthless terrorist, Karim Farouk. His modus operandi involves stealing rare treasures and using the cash to fund his attacks. The mission begins when Danny’s mentor is abducted by Farouk. The two partners now travel across borders in their hunt for justice. However, in their adventure, they also find themselves involved in the midst of a “2,000-year-old battle for the cradle of civilization”.

As far as the synopsis goes, this appears to be a typical adventure-packed, crime-thriller drama. But the creators have done an awesome job of throwing some hilariously tense moments in the mix. For example, let’s cite this incident when Danny and Lexi meet in a cop car. From the confrontation, it’s evident that this is a reunion and they both have some unfinished business to take care of. Lexi immediately asks Danny in an accusing tone, “Are you stalking me?”. Danny’s nonchalant reply involves a description where he explains that he had tracked her passport to France. And then a credit card hit on one of her aliases pointed him there. Finally, he admits that he had been indeed following her movements closely in the hopes that their paths might cross.

The brief encounter concludes with Danny saying, “OK yeah… that did sound like I was stalking you but someone’s in trouble and I need your help.” So, from this conversation, it’s clear that Danny needs Lexi’s help urgently so that he can rescue his mentor. However, there are complications in the mix. If they have to be successful in their goal, they need to recover the tomb of Cleopatra first. Nobody has ever been successful in this mission as far as history goes. But can they pull off this stint and make it out alive? Well, watch the series to find out. This raunchier and sexier version of ‘National Treasure’, which is some sort of a modern adaptation of ‘Indiana Jones’ is sure to generate some heat — fit for a still hotter summer!

Blood & Treasure Season 1 Release Date: When will it premiere?

‘Blood & Treasure’ season 1 premieres on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, from 9 PM to 11 PM ET/PT on CBS. The 13-episode series, after its two-hour premiere, follows a weekly schedule, airing every Tuesday from 10:00 -11:00 PM, ET/PT. Considering the ambitious scale of this project and the exciting elements of CBS’s previous summer releases, we guess it should be quite an engaging watch. And of course, it is definitely a welcome respite for die-hard fans of ‘Indiana Jones’ who are still waiting for a new sequel. Moreover, the chemistry between Lexi and Danny seems interesting, not to mention promising. So yes, you should definitely check this one out.

Next, as far as a season 2 is concerned, we don’t have any definite news on it yet. If the plot concludes in this installment, maybe we shall see a new mission and a fresh story arc, revolving around the same theme. And if it adds on a cliffhanger, there’s definitely going to be a sequel. Of course, the final decision depends on the audience’s response. But if second season premieres, noting CBS’s yearly release schedule for its other hit series, ‘Blood & Treasure’ season 2 should debut sometime in May 2020.

Blood & Treasure Trailer

CBS has released the official trailer for season 1 of ‘Blood & Treasure’, which you can check out below. Additionally, you can also head to CBS’s official website to get updates on the latest image and video clips from the show.

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