A drama project from mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer will become a TV series. Deadline.com reports that Spike TV has given a series order to “Harvest” from Bruckheimer and Warner Horizon Television.
The project has a 10-episode order, making it the cable netwrok’s first scripted series drama in nine years, the report notes. “Harvest” is set to premiere in 2016.
“The network, home of reality standouts ‘Lip Synch Battle’ and ‘Bar Rescue,’ first signaled a return to scripted originals in 2013 when EVP Original Series Sharon Levy laid out Spike’s plan to develop and launch an event series that would lead to original drama series,” Deadline notes. “The network greenlighted ‘Tut’ last year, followed by today’s pickup of ‘Harvest.’ Spike continues to actively develop hourlong scripts and plans to order a second drama series for a premiere in early 2017. The two dramas will likely be bridged by a new event series.”
Deadline adds that the Bruckheimer project “centers on a dedicated father, working two jobs to support his teenage daughter and give her the life he never had. By day, he’s a cemetery caretaker, by night he attends nursing school. However, when his own estranged father tracks him down and threatens to expose a terrible secret — he is compelled to partner with him in a black-market tissue and body parts trade.”