Barabbas, Bomb Girls, and Beverly Hills Pawn Join Reelz Fall Lineup
05.30.12 by REELZ
After announcing last week that Ken Follett's World Without End would be premiering on Reelz, the network today added three more high-profile shows. These four new series join the previously announced second season of Steven Seagal's True Justice and the spy thriller series XIII, which premieres Friday, June 29th.
Based on the novel by Par Lagerkvist, winner of a Nobel Prize in Literature, Barabbas is a four-part miniseries that explores the story of a man whose life was spared because of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Shot on location in Tunisia, this sweeping epic is an ultimate story of redemption that picks up where the Bible left off. Barabbas is produced by Compagnia Leone Cinematografica.
Bomb Girls, produced by Muse Entertainment and Back Alley Film Productions, takes place during World War II and captures a period when society was experiencing fundamental changes in the workplace and at home. At the heart of Bomb Girls are the stories of women who risk their lives in a munitions factory in support of the European front. Liberated from social and cultural restrictions, they embraced their newfound freedom, changing their lives — and the world around them — forever. The series stars Oscar®-nominee and Golden Globe®-winner Meg Tilly (Agnes of God, The Big Chill), Jodi Balfour (The Sinking of Laconia), Sebastian Pigott (Saw 3D: The Final Chapter, Being Erica) and multiple Gemini® Award-nominee Peter Outerbridge (The Listener, Nikita).
Beverly Hills Pawn, a new half-hour docu-series from Asylum Entertainment, explores Yossi Dina's extraordinary pawn shop in the heart of world famous Beverly Hills. The master businessman and former army captain runs his luxury shop with an iron fist and is known for his savvy negotiating and his superior taste. When Hollywood’s elite fall on hard times, they know exactly where to go to find a lot of cash...fast. Yossi makes multi-million dollar pawn deals at a moments notice for masterpieces, gems, antiques, and priceless Hollywood treasures only attainable by the rich and famous. Each episode follows Yossi and his loyal team as they dole out massive pawn loans to the wealthy for their incredible collectibles.
Of the network's new series, CEO Stan E. Hubbard said:
REELZ is a network on the move with year to year prime time growth that no cable network could top. We're excited keep investing in our momentum for the benefit of our viewers, advertisers and distributors, packing our fall schedule with big stories, compelling and unforgettable characters and our first foray into reality programming.
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