The news comes just weeks after Paramount + Showtime’s merger was announced.

Paramount+ canceled Blood and treasureseries of adventure battles around the world, TV line reports. The cancellation comes just weeks after the announcement of Paramount+’s merger with Showtime and months after the show’s second season aired.

Created by Matthew Federman and Stephen Skaia series “Raiders of the Lost Ark will meet The Da Vinci Code“. It follows Danny, an ex-FBI agent who specializes in stolen art and antiquities, and Lexi, a cunning art thief who team up and unexpectedly find themselves at the center of a 2,000-year-old struggle for the cradle of civilization. The series has had a checkered history since first debuting on CBS in May 2019 and eventually moving to sibling streamer Paramount+. Well received, a second season was ordered in the middle of season 1. However, production shutdowns due to the pandemic delayed filming for Season 2, which did not wrap until mid-December 2020 and premiered in July 2022. Based on historical art. mysterious plots and the chemistry of the central characters, the series attracted the attention of the audience, but not for long.

In the Season 2 finale, Danny pleads with a judge to forgive Shaw for all of his past illegal behavior, while Danny, Lexie, and Chuck are recognized by the attorney for the Reese estate, who takes over the dazzling trust left to Danny. . . Fans of the series will have to live with this happy conclusion, as the series will not return to Paramount+ and will not be purchased.

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Given the current industry upheaval, this news is not surprising, as many steamboats are looking for ways to make the business more profitable, which in turn has canceled many series and new ones. Paramount+ called the merger with Showtime “the next natural step in our evolution.” The company plans to transfer some original content from streaming services, including TV shows Hello there and Yellowstone spin off 1923.

Who starred in Blood and Treasure?

Serial actors Matt Barr as Danny McNamara, Sofia Pernas As Lexi Vaziri, James Callis as Simon Hardwicke, Katya winter as Gwen Carlsso, Michael James Shaw as Aiden Shaw, Oded Fehr Karim as Farooq Alicia Coppola As Dr. Ana Castillo. Further rounding out the cast Mark Gagliardi, Michelle Lee, John Larroquet, Antonio Cupo, Victoria diamond, Ron Yuanand Byron Mann Among others. Co-creators Federman and Scaia also serve as writers and executive producers Taylor Elmore, Ben Silverman, Mark Webband Mark Vlasic.

Check out the trailer Blood and treasure below: