The creators of “Cobra Kai” are bringing “Obliterated” straight to series on TBS. The network confirmed the series order on Wednesday, and the show is produced by Sony Pictures Television. Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, and Josh Heald will serve as writers and executive producers on the show, with Dina Hillier serving as a co-executive producer. The show sounds like FOX’s “24,” if Jack Bauer was wasted, and on the job with the crew from “Reno 9-1-1.”
According to the network, “Obliterated” is a one-hour, 10-episode serialized action-dramedy focused on an elite special forces team that is tracking a deadly terrorist network. 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 EP’s Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg and Josh Heald.
“Jon, Hayden and Josh are incredibly talented visionaries with a unique approach to character and tone. They hit the bullseye with Cobra Kai, also a pitch to series, and have crafted an undeniable story with Obliterated. All of us at Sony Pictures Television are thrilled to be part of their creative journey.” SPT co-president, Jason Clodfelter added.
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