Spike TV has given the greenlight to Tut, a six-episode scripted event series about legendary Egyptian ruler Tutankhamun.
Tut is set to tell the story of King Tut’s rise to power as the youngest Pharoah in the history of Egypt and his struggle to lead the country to glory, while his closest advisors, friends and lovers scheme for their own nefarious interests. The six-episode series is will feature “heart-breaking romance, epic battles, political backstabbing, conspiracy, jealousy, and even murder.”
The event series, which is Spike TV’s first foray into scripted in more than eight years, is being produced by Muse Entertainment, the Canadian production company behind Syfy’s recently cancelled Being Human and Reelz’s mini-series The Kennedys. Production on Tut is slated to commence this Fall on location in Canada and Morocco for a 2015 premiere. The executive producers are Joel S. Rice, Michael Prupas, Greg Gugliotta, Michael Vickerman, Jeremy Elice, Angela Mancuso and Sharon Levy.
“We are thrilled to join forces with Muse Entertainment and this incredible writing team to bring the amazing real story of one of history’s legendary leaders to life,” said Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President of Original Series for Spike TV. “Tut is the perfect addition to our slate of distinctive originals that appeal to a broad audience.”