Legendary Developing Movie On History’s ‘Ancient Aliens’ Series With ‘Cobra Kai’s Josh Heald Directing

Josh Heald, who best known as one of the showrunners on the hit TV show Cobra Kai, is set to direct a feature film adaptation of The History Channel’s hit series Ancient Aliens originally developed for television by Prometheus Entertainment and executive produced by the late Kevin Burns. The film will be written and executive produced by Luke Ryan. Heald will also produce along with his partners Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg through their Counterbalance Entertainment banner along with Jon Jashni.

“Helming my first feature with this same dream team who believed in me very early in my career is incredibly special. My partners and I are fired up to produce this epic story with Mary, Cale, and Luke. It’s a homecoming for me personally — and another bold step for Counterbalance Entertainment,” said Counterbalance Entertainment’s Josh Heald.

Details of the project are being kept under wraps, but the story will be a two-handed, globe-spanning adventure featuring ancient sites and artifacts, confronting the theories and questions raised by the popular docuseries.

“Ancient Aliens” has run nearly 200 episodes and is one of The History Channel’s longest running series reaching over 36 million Total Viewers.

Counterbalance is coming off its third season of the hit show Cobra Kai as it made its switch to Netflix from YouTube. This latest season reached the top of the streamer’s viewing list in 28 countries and topped the Nielsen chart.

Ryan is represented by Fourth Wall Management, Verve, and The Nord Group.Counterbalance Entertainment is represented by CAA. Heald is also repped by attorney is Howard Abramson while Hurwitz and Schlossberg are also repped by attorney is Adam Kaller


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