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Travel Channel believes in Ripley’s reboot

Travel Channel in the US has greenlit a reboot of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, hosted by veteran actor Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, Burn Notice).

Bruce Campbell

The 10×60′ series will showcase astonishing, real and one-of-a-kind stories and is set to air in the summer.

Currently in production, the series will be shot on location at the Ripley Warehouse in Orlando, Florida, and will draw on stories from around the world.

The brand was launched by Robert L Ripley 100 years ago and has previously been used as the basis for numerous TV series, with Ripley himself hosting the first in 1949.

American actor, producer, writer, comedian and director Campbell is best known for portraying Ash Williams in Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead franchise, which began in 1979 as a low-budget film in which he starred and was co-executive producer. More recently he reprised the role in Starz’s Ash vs Evil Dead.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is produced by Texas Crew Productions for Travel Channel. The executive producers for Texas Crew Productions are Brad Bernstein, David Karabinas, Ron Bowman and Campbell.

For Travel Channel, the executive producer is Daniel A Schwartz. Jane Latman is general manager of the network and Henry Schleiff is group president of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.

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