‘X-Men Apocalypse’ Director Bryan Singer Developing ‘World War III’ TV Series on Spike TV
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Cable network Spike TV is adding more original scripted series into their line-up. One of these include “World War III,” which will be developed by ‘X-Men Apocalypse’ Director Bryan Singer, Variety reported.
As the geopolitical situation becomes unstable, a new conflict is slowly brewing and America’s heartland becomes the “Occupied Territory.” One man then forms a resistance movement among regular citizens, who will eventually become heroes in the story.
The series will also be produced by the Benay Bros. and Bad Hat Harry. Aaron and Matthew Benay have been tapped as co-creators and writers.
No word yet on who shall star in the series, as announcements of this should come in the next few weeks.
“World War III” will join other shows such as “Bad Medicine,” “Hummel & Howe,” “Mr. In Between” and “Secret America,” in Spike TV’s latest development slate. “Our slate is indicative of our goal to be a network that creates high-quality and dynamic scripted entertainment with a distinctive edge and point of view,”says the network’s VP Sharon Levy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Spike TV will soon unveil the limited drama series “Tut” with Ben Kingsley and Avan Jogia on July 19, Sunday. This is the network’s first scripted series after eight years. Other than “Tut,” the network is also expected to debut “The Crusaders” with Pierce Brosnan and “Deep Web,” from Tony Krantz, which is based on a Silk Road story.