The CW Network announced today that it has licensed the U.S. broadcast rights for the half-hour original comedy series "Seed" from leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne). After premiering on the Canadian television network City in February and becoming the network's highest rated original comedy series to date, the critically acclaimed "Seed" will make its U.S. premiere on The CW later this season.
From the creative team of Joseph Raso ("Zombies & Cheerleaders") and award-winning writer/producer Mark Farrell ("This Hour Has 22 Minutes," "Made in Canada"), "Seed" tells the story of Harry (Adam Korson), a single, underachieving bachelor/bartender who is also a sperm donor. Harry reluctantly begins a relationship with three unique and separate recipient families - a laid-back lesbian couple with a 9-year-old son, a neurotically hopeful single mom-to-be, and an uptight, upper-class family with a rebellious teenage daughter - with whom he'll come to share more than just his DNA.
Produced by Force Four Entertainment, "Seed" is executive produced by Joseph Raso, Mark Farrell, John Ritchie, Rob Bromley and Gillian Lowrey. The Force Four production team includes Supervising Producer Paula J. Smith ("Less Than Kind") and Producer Karen Wentzell ("Trailer Park Boys"). eOne handles worldwide rights to the series in all media and has already successfully sold the series in a number of international territories.