Abacus Media Rights to distribute “Ross Kemp: Shipwreck Treasure Hunter”

Abacus Media Rights has picked up distribution rights for factual entertainment series “Ross Kemp: Shipwreck Treasure Hunter” for Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, United States, Canada, France, and Iberia.

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Abacus Media Rights, an Amcomri Entertainment company, has picked up distribution rights for factual entertainment series “Ross Kemp: Shipwreck Treasure Hunter” (4x60’) for Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, United States, Canada, France, and Iberia.

Produced by Honey Bee in association with Freshwater Films, a co-production with Motion Content Group, the series has been commissioned and executive produced by Dan Korn, VP of Programming at A+E Networks UK, with Diana Carter, Commissioning Editor and Head of Talent at A+E Networks UK, for broadcast on Sky History in Spring 2022 – the first UK commission from Honey Bee and Freshwater Films for the network.

Ross Kemp, who completed an advanced HSE scuba diving course in the two months leading up to filming, will be joined by expert diver Emily Turton and maritime archaeologist and expert diver Mallory Haas on expeditions to the most spectacular shipwrecks in the UK, uncovering hidden treasures and history from Britain’s past.

“Ross Kemp: Shipwreck Treasure Hunter” is a very personal quest for Ross. His grandfather was in the Merchant Marines during World War II and was shipwrecked and survived three times. His two cousins both served and died aboard HMS Hood when it went into battle against the mighty Bismarck. The young brothers were stationed at Scapa Flow and departed on the HMS Hood to intercept the Bismarck before being sunk. His dives to these wrecks are long-held ambitions to reach back into his own familial past, as much as it is a captivating and perilous adventure in its own right.

“This is an absorbing series which takes us on an incredible journey of discovery. Ross Kemp is a consummate presenter who brings these fascinating stories to life, displaying his natural and engaging enthusiasm for the subject,”  commented Jonathan Ford, Managing Director at Abacus Media Rights.