Tut rises at Spike TV

With an array of networks offering scripted entertainment, new players must stand out from the crowd.

WGN America broke into original drama with Salem, which explores the truth behind the town’s infamous witch trials in 17th Century Massachusetts.

Now Spike TV has moved back into original scripted series for the first time in eight years with Tut.

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The six-hour event series will tell the story of Tutankhamun, the Egyptian Pharoah’s rise to power and his struggle to lead Egypt to glory while his advisors, friends and lovers scheme for their own interests.

Tut is produced by Muse Entertainment, with Joel S Rice and Michael Prupas. The executive producers are Greg Gugliotta, Michael Vickerman, Sharon Levy, Elice Island Entertainment’s Jeremy Elice, and Angela Mancuso. The producer is Irene Litinsky.

The writers are Michael Vickerman, Peter Paige and Bradley Bredeweg.

It will be shot in Morocco and Canada this fall and will debut on Spike TV in 2015.Spike TV has previously optioned Tut as a development project.