CNBC today announced the latest addition to its primetime summer lineup, new original “Super Heists” premiering in August. The six-episode series, from Jupiter Entertainment, cracks open the case files of different master thieves, examining their crimes from two distinct, yet parallel points of view: the masterminds themselves and the investigators who doggedly pursue them. Whether it’s the huge bankrolls that inspire these heists or the thieves’ mad dash to stash their loot, investigators know the best way to solve the case is to follow the money.
“Money is the central character in all of our storytelling,” said Denise Contis, Executive Vice President and Head of Content, CNBC Primetime. “‘Super Heists’ offers a fresh take on the true crime genre and illustrates our continuing commitment to high quality programming.”
The series uncovers some of the most outrageous heists in history – from America’s biggest bank heist rumored to contain a $30 million Nixon slush fund and sparked one of the largest federal investigations on record… to the audacious caper involving $12 million in rare books. Each story reveals the single fatal flaw that broke the case.
Additional episodes include: the second largest bank heist in American history (“The Loomis Depot Heist”), an art heist where Picasso masterpieces disappeared in plain sight (“The Mark Lugo Affair”), and the infamous “Heist of the Century” where the masterminds tunnelled into a bank vault and wheeled out $160 million in uninsured cash (“The Banco Rio Job”).
Produced by Jupiter Entertainment with Patrick Reardon, Todd Moss and Erich Sturm as Executive Producers. Mike Riley is the Executive Producer for CNBC.
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FOLLOW THE MONEY IN NEW CNBC PRIMETIME SERIES “SUPER HEISTS” PREMIERING MONDAY, AUGUST 9 AT 10PM ET/PT
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About Jupiter Entertainment:
With offices in New York and Knoxville, Jupiter Entertainment has built an unrivaled track record of producing successful, highly formatted series and delivering outstanding ratings and strong renewals. The company’s current projects total over 250 hours of programming for nearly a dozen networks and platforms, including hit true crime franchises like Snapped (Oxygen), In Pursuit with John Walsh (ID), Southern Gothic (ID), Homicide Hunter (ID) and Killer Couples (Oxygen) as well as premium feature documentaries Broken Harts and First To The Top of The World for discovery+ and premium docuseries Heval and 4th and Forever for CuriosityStream. Among its many credits also include the record-breaking hit American Murder Mystery (ID) and explosive docusoaps such as Welcome to Myrtle Manor (TLC) and Wild West Alaska (Animal Planet). In the last year alone, Jupiter produced 19 series, specials and pilots for 10 networks, struck a first-look co-production partnership with Oliver Hudson’s newly formed Bronco Productions and partnered with All Def to adapt the company’s vast ancillary library of content, intellectual property and social-media channels into long-form entertainment