NBC Buys 1980s Wrestling Drama From 'The Rock' & Bruckheimer
Reported by Outsiders - 08:58 PM 2011.08.23
Deadline is reporting that NBC is getting into the wrestling business by agreeing to a pilot commitment to a drama about the 1980s professional wrestling boom that is executive produced by one of the biggest ’90s wrestling stars, 'Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson'.
'The ’80s, often called “the golden age of wrestling”, marked a surge in the popularity of professional wrestling in the U.S. fueled by the growth of cable television and pay-per-view and the efforts of hot-shot promoters like Vince McMahon. It featured the launch of WrestleMania and the emergence of wrestling’s first crop of superstars led by Hulk Hugan.'
The fictional drama set in the world of wrestling in the ’80s hails from Bruckheimer TV. Written by Brent Fletcher and Seamus Kevin Fahey, who will co-executive produce alongside KristieAnne Reed. Johnson, Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman are executive producing.