Josh Heald, who is best known as one of the showrunners of the hit TV series Cobra Kai, is set to make a film adaptation of hit The History Channel series Ancient aliens Originally developed for television by Prometheus Entertainment and produced by the late Kevin Burns. The film will be written and produced by Luke Ryan. Heald will also be producing with his partners Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg through their Counterbalance Entertainment banner with Jon Jashni.
“To hold my first feature film with this same dream team who believed in me very early in my career is incredibly special. My partners and I are excited to be producing this epic story with Mary, Cale and Luke. It’s a homecoming for me personally – and another bold step for Counterbalance Entertainment, ”said Josh Heald of Counterbalance Entertainment.
Project details are being kept under wraps, but the story will be a two-handed global adventure featuring ancient sites and artifacts, confronting theories and questions raised by popular docuseries.
“Ancient Aliens” has produced nearly 200 episodes and is one of The History Channel’s longest-running series, reaching over 36 million total viewers.
Counterbalance just wrapped up its third season of the hit show Cobra Kai when switching to Netflix from YouTube. This past season topped the streamer watch list in 28 countries and topped the Nielsen rankings.
Ryan is represented by Fourth Wall Management, Verve and The Nord Group, while Counterbalance Entertainment is represented by CAA. Heald is also replaced by lawyer Howard Abramson while Hurwitz and Schlossberg are also replaced by lawyer Adam Kaller.