A+E Networks UK commissions SA version of Pawn Stars


A+E Networks UK has commissioned a local version of the successful
international format: Pawn Stars, which currently features on the History
channel (DStv channel 186), as will Pawn Stars South Africa. The
show is produced by Rapid Blue with contribution from the History channel in the
UK and Leftfield Pictures, an ITV Studios company which produces the original
Pawn Stars US and UK series.

Kee-Leen Irvine, managing director of Rapid Blue, says: “We are very excited to
be producing the first series of Pawn Stars South Africa and look forward to
showcasing some of our fascinating history and culture in the process.’

Set in the Cash Inn pawn shop in Hyde Park, Johannesburg, Pawn Stars
South Africa
is a reality series featuring a cast of captivating real-life
characters and an assortment of unusual or historically significant objects.

Heather Jones, VP of Programming at A+E Networks UK, says: “We are delighted
to announce a South African version of this entertaining hit series. Pawn
Stars South Africa
builds on the brand’s global success, with a charismatic
team who share their love of history through the fascinating stories behind the
intriguing artefacts in each episode.’


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