EXCLUSIVE: Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment is getting in business with Spike TV, both on the scripted and unscripted sides. The cable network, which has been ramping up scripted development, has inked a premium deal for an hourlong political thriller drama project. It will be written by Cyrus Voris and Ethan Reiff (TNT’s Legends) based on an idea by Kaplan.
Additionally, the network has entered a 3-for-1 agreement with Kapital on the reality side. Under the pact, Kaplan will develop three unscripted projects, one of which is guaranteed to go to pilot. This marks Kapital’s first formal foray into reality programming.
The company has two new broadcast series — dramas Secrets & Lies on ABC and The Mysteries Of Laura on NBC — as well as ABC Family’s drama Chasing Life and Nick comedy Instant Mom. Voris and Reiff are with UTA.