Spike harvests Bruckheimer drama series

US cable net Spike has ordered Harvest, a new drama about a hard-working father forced to work in the black market trading of body parts.

Sharon LevyThe ten-part show will be Spike’s first one-hour drama series in almost a decade. Film and TV producer Jerry Bruckheimer is on production duty alongside Warner Horizon Television.

Ian Sobel and Matt Morgan (12 Monkeys) are penning the series. Filming starts this autumn and the series will bow on Viacom-owned Spike in the US next year.

“We are thrilled to partner with the incredibly creative and innovative visionary Jerry Bruckheimer and Warner Horizon Television for our first scripted dramatic series in almost a decade,” said Sharon Levy, executive VP, original series, Spike TV.

Spike has been getting back into the drama game, recently showing Ancient Egypt miniseries Tut to strong ratings. It also has a deep slate of scripted series in development including The Crusaders from Pierce Brosnan’s Irish DreamTime and The Chairman, based on the Stephen Frey best-seller.

“We are confident that Harvest will build off the success of Tut which delivered strong ratings and new viewers to the channel,” added Levy.

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