Sony TV Buys Jamie Tarses-Produced Apocalyptic Drama ‘Ten’ (Exclusive)

Actor-writer duo Matt Angel and Adam Kulbersh co-create project

Matt Angel, Adam Kulbersh
Matt Angel, Adam Kulbersh

Sony Pictures Television has acquired a new apocalyptic drama from veteran TV producer Jamie TarsesTheWrap has learned.

Co-created by actor-writers Matt Angel (“Complications”) and Adam Kulbersh (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), “Ten” centers around 10 people who are brought back from the dead as part of an elaborate human trial. But their second chance at life soon spirals out of control, with the fate of mankind suddenly resting in their recently resurrected hands.

Tarses, who served as an executive producer on ABC’s “Happy Endings,” TBS’s “Men at Work” and TNT’s “Franklin & Bash,” is attached to produce “Ten.” She also has a family comedy being developed by Fox called “Bastards.”

This marks the second deal between Angel and Sony Pictures Television. The studio had previously optioned the script and presentation of his single-camera comedy pilot “Half,” which he wrote and directed. The rights to “Half” were eventually sold to NBC.

Angel, who previously appeared on Discovery Family’s “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour” and Nickelodeon’s “Big Time Rush,” is said to have an integral role on “Burn Notice” creator Matt Nix‘s upcoming USA drama “Complications,” which is set for a 10-episodes season in 2015.

APA, attorney Adam Kaller and Trademark Talent represent Angel.

Kulbersh has also appeared on ABC “Modern Family,” ABC “The Middle,” and Showtime’s “Shameless, in addition to on multiple episodes of ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

APA and attorney Neil Meyer represent him.