Jerry Bruckheimer’s ‘Harvest’ TV Series Dead at Spike

Show was set to become cable channel’s first scripted drama in nearly a decade, but couldn’t land a lead

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Jerry Bruckheimer‘s “Harvest” isn’t going to bear any fruit at Spike.

The now-dead show was set to be the Viacom cable channel’s first scripted drama in nearly a decade, but it couldn’t nail down a lead actor. That’s not for lack of trying, of course.

A person with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap that a number of high offers had been put out to Hollywood A-list talent, but no one bit. The cable channel had wanted to land a big fish to make a sizable splash with its high-profile project.

Spike also wanted a well-known showrunner, but that search proved troublesome too, so ties were cut and hands have been washed.

“Harvest” was originally supposed to be an A&E show, but the cursed project fell off there too. Spike picked it up this summer with a 10-episode order.

The Jerry Bruckheimer Television/Warner Horizon TV project focused on a father struggling to support his teenage daughter. By day, he’s a cemetery caretaker and attends nursing school at night. However, when his own estranged father tracks him down and threatens to expose a secret, he’s compelled to partner with him in a black-market tissue and body parts trade.

Ian Sobel and Matt Morgan penned the project, and are co-executive producers. Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman are executive producers, and KristieAnne Reed is co-executive producer.

“Harvest” is currently being shopped elsewhere — third time’s the charm?