Weed's new Netflix series to premiere at end of the month

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Brian Weed of Juneau's Hidden History revealed information on Friday's Capital Chat about a Netflix show he has produced.

    The show, Pirate Gold of Adak Island, will be released on June 29.

    Weed's work has previously been seen on the Discovery Channel and Travel Channel.

    "Originally, I had a show with a bunch of my friends here that was on Discovery Channel and Travel Channel," Weed said. "And we got one episode to air, but it was right during a merger between the channels, so it just didn't take off. They didn't pick up any shows that season."

    And then Weed got the phone call from Netflix seeking his skills.

    "A couple years went by, and I continued doing Juneau's Hidden History and going on hikes and exploring Alaska," Weed said. "I had just retired from state corrections, and I got a call from Netflix, and they were putting together this team, and said 'We've seen your stuff and you fit everything we need for Adak.' They needed a jack-of-all-trades, basically a treasure hunter to go look for gold on Adak Island."

    Getting to Adak, however, was a challenge, according to Weed.

    "It was during COVID-19, so the whole town was locked down," Weed said. "We had to get permission from the town, and since the town wasn't making any money, to have all of a sudden 20 crew members from Netflix and and a five man team coming, I'm sure it looked like money, so they said, 'Okay, we'll get you in, but you're going to have to quarantine for two weeks before you get here.' So, we did a quarantine time before we could actually start filming and actually doing boots on the ground kind of stuff. After our quarantine, we started looking for the treasure."

    Pirate Gold Of Adak Island is being released June 29 on Netflix.

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