TBS Orders Action Drama ‘Obliterated’ From ‘Cobra Kai’ Creators Straight to Series

This one is a bit more original than the “Karate Kid” sequel series

Last Updated: October 2, 2019 @ 7:27 PM

TBS has ordered action drama “Obliterated” from the creator of “Cobra Kai” straight to series.

Produced by Sony Pictures Television, this Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg and Josh Heald show is no 1980s movie sequel — but it sure sounds like it could be.

“Obliterated” is a one-hour, 10-episode serialized action dramedy focused on an elite special forces team who are tracking a deadly terrorist network, hell-bent on blowing up Las Vegas. After their raging end-of-mission party filled with alcohol and drug-fueled debauchery, the team discovers that the bomb they deactivated was a decoy. With the clock ticking, the intoxicated team has to fight through their impairments, overcome their personal issues, deactivate the bomb, and save the world.

“As TBS’ brand continues to evolve, our primary focus of late has been for us to find dramas that are as much fun as they are high stakes,” said Brett Weitz, general manager, TNT, TBS, truTV. “We’ve worked with Josh in the past and tried to buy ‘Cobra Kai,’ so letting this series get away from us just wasn’t an option. This incredible team brings heart and absurdity to a situation as serious as saving the world, which makes ‘Obliterated’ a perfect fit for TBS.”

“We could not be more excited to be making ‘Obliterated’ with our friends at Sony and TBS, who have embraced our concept and empowered us to push the envelope on how funny, action-packed, heartfelt, and totally badass a one-hour show can be,” said Hurwitz, Schlossberg and Heald.

Dina Hillier is co-executive producer on “Obliterated.”

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