Casting is underway with plans toward a summer shoot on action comedy series, Obliterated, which has moved from TBS to Netflix as of Monday. The show hails from Sony Pictures Television and is being shepherded by Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg and Josh Heald, the minds behind hit Karate Kid spin-off series, Cobra Kai.
Obliterated is billed as a high octane action-comedy that tells the story of an elite special forces team who thwarts a deadly threat to Las Vegas. After their celebratory party, filled with booze, drugs and sex, the team discovers that the bomb they deactivated was a fake. The now intoxicated team has to fight through their impairments, overcome their personal issues, find the real bomb, and save the world.
Hurwitz, Schlossberg and Heald will serve as showrunners and executive produce via their Counterbalance Entertainment banner, alongside Dina Hillier. The trio will also direct multiple episodes, with the show set to run in 8×45-minute parts.