Pilot Scoop: Legendary Hatfields & McCoys Feud to Live On in NBC Update

Kimberly Roots

NBC is throwing its hat into one of the most famous grudge matches of all time.

The network has ordered Hatfields & McCoys, which follows the warring families as they duke it out in present-day Pittsburgh.

When a startling death re-ignites the two clans’ legendary battles, the blue collar McCoys will put the Hatfields’ wealth and power at risk as they go to war for control of the city.

John Glenn wrote and will executive-produce the project along with Charlize Theron (Snow White and the Huntsman), A.J. Dix (The Butterfly Effect), Dawn Olmstead and Beau Flynn (Requiem for a Dream).

As the History channel proved this summer, the old tale still has the power to engage audiences: Across all three nights, its Emmy-winning Hatfields & McCoys miniseries averaged 13.8 million total viewers, with 4.9 million falling into the coveted 18-49 demo.

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