Thursday, August 13, 2015

Spikes Orders 10 Episodes of Drama 'Harvest' Created by Ian Sobel and Matt Morgan

Spike is continuing with its new expansion into scripted programming with a straight-to-series order for drama Harvest written by Ian Sobel and Matt Morgan. The order is for a 10-episode first season, with a 2016 premiere.

Harvest 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.

Sobel and Morgan executive produce the drama, with Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman. KristieAnne Reed is a co-executive producer. Warner Horizon Television and Jerry Bruckheimer Television will produce.

"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 Vice President of Original Series, Spike TV. "We are confident that Harvest will build off the success of Tut, which delivered strong ratings and new viewers to the channel."

"It is very exciting to have the opportunity to be the first scripted series on Spike," added Bruckheimer. "This network is the perfect place to push the envelope with edgy characters and unique material. Sharon Levy and her team have supported and nurtured this great concept."