History’s Hatfields & McCoys miniseries did extremely well on the cable network, and now the channel is putting together a reality series that will follow the lives of some of the present-day descendants of the Hatfield and McCoy clans. So, if you want to see how the two famous families are living today, it’s looking very likely that you’ll get the chance.
According to Deadline, Wild Eyes Productions is behind the project, but currently, most of the details are being kept under wraps. Popular lore would state that the famous American feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys is long over. There haven’t been deaths in many years, and around the turn of this century, the two families met for an epic reunion. Recently, however, I was listening to ESPN radio, and Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni—a descendent of the Hatfield clan—spoke of being raised in the feud and hostilities still lingering.
Having not been raised in the feud myself, I’m not certain how much truth there is to D’Antoni’s story. It could very well be a bunch of fluff, but I’m sure we’ll find out that information and more should the Hatfields & McCoys reality project make it all the way to series.
If you are interested in the feuding families, but aren’t totally down with watching reality TV, NBC has a fictional series based on the Hatfields and the McCoys in the works, that would bring the feud to life in a modern-day setting. Personally, I’m a little more excited about hearing a true story than a fictional one, but to each his or her own.
Reality TV fan with a pinch of Disney fairy dust thrown in. Theme park junkie. If you’ve created a rom-com I’ve probably watched it.
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