Discovery Channel has given the green light to a second season of docuseries Cooper’s Treasure, from Ample Entertainment and Amblin Television, set for premiere this summer.
In Season 2, treasure hunter Darrell Miklos heads to the Bahamas to track down the whereabouts of 11 wreck sites that NASA astronaut Gordon Cooper had found and catalogued as having tons of silver, gold and other priceless treasures. Cooper created the treasure map in secret over 50 years ago and shared it with his long-time friend Miklos before Cooper’s passing, in hopes his exploration would continue, and ultimately uncover treasures of the old world. Cooper discovered troves of information about what lies on Earth’s sea floors while orbiting the planet in the 1960s.
Last season, Miklos located a shipwreck tied to Christopher Columbus using Cooper’s intel. But within hours of finding the wreckage, a rival treasure hunter made a competing claim and the government shut down the hunt, tying up Miklos’ search for years. Despite the disappointment, Miklos’ discovery was proof that the maps could unearth riches.
Now, Miklos has just eight weeks of cash left to uncover another shipwreck that he can salvage. After finding a box of photos of the Bahamas and a list of eleven wreck sites that Gordon tracked, Miklos sets out with new clues and modern equipment to decipher this brand-new map, leading him to what could be the richest wreck of his career.
Cooper’s Treasure is produced for Discovery Channel by Ample Entertainment and Amblin Television. Executive Producers for Ample are Ari Mark, Phil Lott, John Henshaw and Jonathan Goldman. For Amblin, Executive Producers are Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey. For Discovery Channel, Executive Producers are Joseph Boyle and John Slaughter, with Coordinating Producer Greg Wolf.