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. The 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 […]

Spike readies Bryan Singer WWIII drama

US cable channel Spike TV has added five dramas to its slate, including a Bryan Singer World War III drama. The Viacom-owned cable network has been aggressively pushing its scripted development slate, and now counts World War III, Bad Medicine, Hummel & Howe, In Between and Secret America on its slate. Producer Singer (House, X-Men, […]

Channel 5 secures Spike miniseries Tut

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has acquired Tut, the Ancient Egypt miniseries about boy-king Tutankhamun. Viacom-owned Channel 5 acquired the show from Muse Distribution International, whose parent, Muse Entertainment, produced it. Tut was created for another Viacom network, US cable channel Spike, which ordered the drama as its first event miniseries in eight years and launches […]

ITV discovers Tutankhamun drama

UK broadcaster ITV has ordered a four-part miniseries telling the story of the discovery of Ancient Egyptian boy-king Tutankhamun’s tomb. Tutankhamun, beginning in 1905, will follow solitary young archaeologist Howard Carter as he fervently leads an expedition into the Valley of the Kings in 1921 with the backing of aristocrat Lord Carnarvon. Guy Burt, who […]

Endemol Shine’s Storie booked in for Muse

Tut producer Muse Entertainment has hired Lydia Storie to become VP, development at its LA arm. Storie (pictured) was most recently director of development for Endemol Shine Studios’ scripted pod division Additional Dialogue, where she oversaw a slate of cable development projects and secured book titles for the slate. She will now join Muse Entertainment […]

Spike orders Tutankhamen drama miniseries

US cable channel Spike TV has ordered a six-part scripted miniseries based on legendary Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen from Canada’s Muse Entertainment. Tut will tell the story of Tutankhamen’s rise to power and subsequent struggle to establish Egypt as a key power as his advisors, friends and lovers scheme for their own interests. Spike billed the […]

News brief: Spike options Tutankhamun miniseries from Muse

US cable net Spike has taken an option on Tut, a miniseries about ancient Egyptian ruler Tutankhamun. The potential six-parter was brought to Spike by Canadian producer Muse Entertainment (Bomb Girls). Muse’s Joel S. Rice and Michael Prupas will exec produce the series if greenlit, alongside Greg Gugliotta (The Fosters). The writing team includes Michael […]