Hatfields & McCoys Reality Show in Development at History Channel

Tim Kenneally
December 14, 2012
Hatfields & McCoys Reality Show in Development at History Channel

The History Channel is hoping it can strike gold twice with the famous feud between the Hatfield and McCoy families.

The channel is developing a Hatfields & McCoys reality series, which will revolve around modern-day descendants of the feud, a History spokeswoman confirmed to TheWrap on Thursday. Further details on the project were not immediately available.

It's hard to fault History for pursuing the project; its "Hatfields & McCoys" miniseries, which starred Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton as the patriarchs of the feuding families, premiered in May with  13.9 million total viewers, setting a new record for non-sports, ad-supported cable programs, and improved from there.

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The miniseries also scored a couple of Golden Globes nominations this week, in the Best Mini-Series or Movie Made for Television category, and also for Kevin Costner's portrayal of "Devil" Anse Hatfield.

History isn't the only network mining the Hatfields & McCoys vein; NBC is working on a project focusing on a modern-day version of the famous feud, with "Snow White and the Huntsman" actress Charlize Theron producing.  

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