April 29, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Spike TV is back in the scripted business in a big way. As the network continues to target a broader general audience, Spike unveils an ambitious scripted development slate featuring five high-profile projects from some of the industry's most accomplished producers. The projects in development, if greenlit, would each be a special-event series.
The acclaimed producers attached to the projects include Emmy Award®-winner
("Homicide: Life on the Street," "Oz," "St. Elsewhere"), WGA Award-winner
("Sons of Anarchy," "The Wire"), Emmy®-nominated
("Hatfields & McCoys," "Walker Texas Ranger,"), Rock God and multi-hyphenate
(KISS), Academy Award®-winner
("Crash"), Emmy Award®-winners
("The Kennedys"), Emmy Award®-winner
: Murder on Trial in
," "Abducted: The Carlina White Story"), and BAFTA-winners
"Our move into scripted special-event series is a major step in the evolution of the brand that now reaches a more balanced audience," said
, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike TV. "Each project features our development's mission to thrill, inspire, and entertain the viewer. We also see this as a stepping stone to developing original scripted dramatic series."
Levy will oversee the scripted projects for the network. Spike's last foray into scripted event series was "The Kill Point," in July 2007. The event series in development include the following: