The 10-episode, one-hour drama series, which hails from producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Warner Horizon Television, will go into production this fall and will debut on Spike TV in 2016. The network has been pleased with the ratings for event series “Tut,” which it debuted earlier this summer.
“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, exec VP of original series at Spike TV.
“Harvest” is written by Ian Sobel and Matt Morgan and centers on a hard-working father of a teenage daughter who spends his days as a cemetery caretaker and his nights in nursing school. When his dad tracks him down and threatens to expose a terrible secret, he’s forced to partner with him in a black-market tissue and body parts trade.
Jerry Bruckheimer Television’s Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman are exec producing, and KristieAnne Reed is co-executive producer. Sobel and Morgan are co-executive producers. Levy, Ted Gold, senior VP of scripted original series, and Justin Lacob, VP of original series, will oversee the project.
“It is very exciting to have the opportunity to be the first scripted series on Spike,” said 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.”