Syfy Expands Original Programming for Spring 2012
HOLLYWOOD TREASURE (SEASON 3 PREMIERE)
Premieres Tuesday, May 22 at 10PM -- Hollywood Treasure is a documentary-reality series that delves into the fascinating world of collecting showbiz and pop culture memorabilia, including science fiction and fantasy props and costumes. The series follows Joe Maddalena, owner of Profiles in History and the world’s largest auctioneer of original movie, television and pop culture collectibles. Each episode follows Joe and his crew as they travel the globe searching for the most compelling, rare, and sought-after Hollywood memorabilia. Sometimes combing through basements and attics to uncover lost Hollywood treasure, and other times meeting with celebrities to view their personal keepsakes, Joe tracks leads and does whatever it takes to seal the deal for a piece of Hollywood history. Each episode, Joe presides over world-class auctions, where the collectibles are sold to fans and collectors from around the world.
Some of Joe’s previous finds include the Wicked Witch of the West’s hat from The Wizard of Oz and the vintage Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car. Joe recently worked with Debbie Reynolds to auction off her amazing estate of film costume and prop memorabilia. In the new episodes, Joe continues his quest to hunt down some of the most iconic Hollywood collectibles of our time, including the original camera George Lucas used to shoot Star Wars and Joe’s holy grail -- the lost pair of ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz. Hollywood Treasure is produced by Gurney Productions with Scott Gurney and Dierdre Gurney as executive producers.
TREASURE ISLAND (ORIGINAL MINISERIES)
Premieres May TBD -- This new adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel Treasure Island will star Eddie Izzard (The Riches, Oceans 12, Oceans 13) as Long John Silver, Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings, Everything Is Illuminated) as Ben Gunn and Donald Sutherland (Pride & Prejudice, Ordinary People, M*A*S*H) as Flint.
Executive producers are Robert Halmi Sr. for RHI Entertainment, Alan Moloney for Parallel Films, Mark Grenside for MNG Films, Melanie Stokes and Anne Brogan for Kindle Entertainment and Annie Harrison-Baxter for Sky. The producer is Laurie Borg (Made in Dagenham, Sense and Sensibility, Little Voice) and it is written by Stewart Harcourt (Hearts & Bones, Poirot, Marple). Treasure Island is directed by Steve Barron (Merlin, Arabian Nights).
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)