Harvest, Spike TV’s 10-episode straight-to-series drama produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, is not going forward at the cable network. The project, which would’ve marked Spike’s first scripted drama series in nine years, had been tapped to premiere in 2016.
The reversal follows an impasse between Spike TV and producers Warner Horizon TV and Jerry Bruckheimer TV. I hear the network would not agree to showrunner and acting talent choices suggested by the producers, leading to an inability to staff the series and move on to production. Warner Bros and Bruckheimer TV now are expected to shop the script elsewhere. Meanwhile, Spike TV is going back to the drawing board for its return to original scripted series and might order another show soon.
Harvest, which also marked Spike’s first collaboration with a major studio, was written by Ian Sobel & Matt Morgan (12 Monkeys). It centers on a dedicated father who works two jobs to support his teenage daughter and give her the life he never had. He’s a cemetery caretaker by day and attends nursing school at night. 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.