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Optioned by Jupiter Entertainment & Random House Studio for Major Documentary Television Series
NEW YORK (May 4, 2017)—Jupiter Entertainment and Random House Studio have jointly optioned the fascinating new non-fiction book The Chamberlain Key: Unlocking the God Code to Reveal Divine Messages Hidden in the Bible by Timothy P. Smith, published by WaterBrook, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group division of Penguin Random House, for a multi-episode history documentary series to air late fall 2017.
The Chamberlain Key tells Smith’s astounding personal story of a decades-long journey that began while unraveling a mystery surrounding his family genealogy. This private exploration led to the discovery of codes encrypted in the ancient Hebrew Bible. Smith’s findings have not only profound personal but potentially historical and religious implications. The book and the television series offer the ideal combination of history, mystery, faith and adventure.
Executive Producer David McKillop is overseeing the production for Jupiter Entertainment, Europa Entertainment and Random House Studio for the series titled “God Code,” featuring author Smith, an art and antiquities expert. He is on a hunt to discover the sacred treasure chamber and archive of the Temple of Solomon, the repository of the original Torah of Moses protected in the Ark of the Covenant. Smith is using a key code he calls “The Chamberlain Key” to unlock encrypted messages found in the ancient Hebrew text of the of Old Testament. The code, according to Smith, has already led directly to the precise locations of where sacred artifacts and information have been hidden for centuries. Now the hunt is on for the most elusive and powerful treasure the world has ever known—the Lost Word of God.
“We read The Chamberlain Key and immediately wanted to option it and turn it into a television series,” says Peter Gethers, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Random House Studio, owned by Fremantle Media N.A. “As wonderful as the book is, there is even more to explore—and television is the perfect place with which to explore it.”
“The phenomenal encrypted messages revealed in The Chamberlain Key have immediately led to so many other historical and archaeological discoveries that I’m delighted to be given the opportunity of a TV documentary series to explore and share what’s happening with the public in a format closer to real time,” says Timothy Smith. “This is not a scripted program, but a real rough and tumble quest for the world’s greatest treasure.”
The Chamberlain Key is available now at book retailers nationwide.
For additional information on The Chamberlain Key, including in-depth articles on the research process and Biblical history as well as updates on exciting new discoveries, visit www.chamberlainkey.com.
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WaterBrook is an imprint of The Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC. Penguin Random House (http://global.penguinrandomhouse.com/) is the world’s most global trade book publisher. It was formed on July 1, 2013, upon the completion of an agreement between Bertelsmann and Pearson to merge their respective trade publishing companies, Random House and Penguin, with the parent companies owning 53% and 47%, respectively. Penguin Random House comprises the adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction print and digital trade book publishing businesses of Penguin and Random House in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa, and Penguin’s trade publishing activity in Asia and Brazil; DK worldwide; and Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial’s Spanish-language companies in Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, and Chile. Penguin Random House employs more than 10,000 people globally across almost 250 editorially and creatively independent imprints and publishing houses that collectively publish more than 15,000 new titles annually. Its publishing lists include more than 70 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world’s most widely read authors.
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With storytelling and innovation at the forefront, Jupiter Entertainment has produced a variety of hit primetime series and specials across a wide range of genres including explosive docusoaps like Wild West Alaska (Animal Planet), long running series like Snapped (Oxygen) and hit series like Homicide Hunter and Enquiring Minds (ID). Other recent credits include: Killer Couples, #Killerpost (Oxygen), Justice: By Any Means, Fatal Attraction (TV One) and National Enquirer Investigates (REELZ). Jupiter Entertainment’s recent partnership with Skyvision has given the company a tremendous international presence. Jupiter Entertainment currently operates offices in New York, NY and Knoxville, TN. Find out more about Jupiter Entertainment and its projects at www.jupiterent.com.