Fired Up films’ Lost Relic Hunters launches on Sky HISTORY tonight at 9pm
Date Posted: September 6, 2021
THE LOST RELIC HUNTERS ARE BACK TO SOLVE THE MYSTERIES BEHIND THEIR UNIQUE COLLECTION OF ARTEFACTS
A+E Networks UK has commissioned the treasure-hunting sequel to Lost Relics of the Knights Templar from Northern Ireland indie Fired Up Films and Krempelwood. The new 5 x 60’ series – Lost Relic Hunters – launches on Sky HISTORY this Monday 6th September at 9pm and will once again follow Hamilton White and Carl Cookson.
Lost Relics of the Knights Templar, which aired early in 2020 and was co-financed by Northern Ireland Screen, rated more than 300% above primetime average, making it the best performing UK commission on Sky HISTORY since Al Murray: Why Does Everyone Hate the English, in 2018.
The duo are now back on the trail of relics and historical pieces, which, if authenticated, will potentially change our understanding of some of the most iconic periods of British and European history. Aided in their adventures by cultural and art historian Dr Janina Ramirez, Lost Relic Hunters sees White and Cookson journey to locations around the world including Venice, Istanbul, Barcelona, Jerusalem and the Pyrenees, in their quest to authenticate the antiquities from Hamilton’s collection.
The items include a priceless collection of Celtic gold and stone carvings, which promise to shed new light on their beliefs and forms of worship; a sword and helmet believed to have been used by warrior knights in the First Crusade from 1096 CE; and a mysterious white marble chalice believed to have been one of the most coveted possessions of the Knights Templar; as well as rare items decorated with the Jerusalem cross believed to have been in the possession of Christian pilgrims on the road to the shrine of St James in northern Spain.
Throughout the series, Dr Janina Ramirez provides her expert opinion on Hamilton’s items, illuminating fascinating tales and characters from history.
Dr Ramirez said: “These objects speak to us across the centuries and tell us stories. I’m delighted to help listen to them, learn from them and take you on this journey back through time with us. I’m very excited to be joining Carl and Hamilton on their quests to uncover the origins of these remarkable antiquities.”
The series is 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.
Dan Korn says, “We’re delighted to be working once again with Carl and Hamilton on a fascinating and priceless collection of antiquities which, if authenticated, could change history. We’re also excited to be welcoming Dr Janina Ramirez to Sky History, whose expertise and energy adds a new dimension to Carl and Hamilton’s continuing adventures”.
Jon-Barrie Waddell from Fired Up Films added: ”Lost Relics of the Knights Templar has been a huge success globally and we cannot wait to unveil the extraordinary people, places and objects that they uncover this time around”.
For Fired Up Films, Dominic Ozanne is series producer, with Jon-Barrie Waddell as executive producer. For eOne Tara Long is executive producer. Mark Wood and Blair Krempel are executive producers from Krempelwood.
Lost Relic Hunters series 2 will premiere on Sky HISTORY on 6th September, the HISTORY® Channel in The Netherlands and Belgium from 16th September and in the Nordics from 21st September.
The series is being distributed by eOne.