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EVEL (USA)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
9/5/19 - 7/14/20
STATUS:
currently in development (2020-2021 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
script
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
series order rescinded on 7/14/20
DESCRIPTION:
(from USA's press release, September 2019) USA Network has ordered the Milo Ventimiglia ("This Is Us")-led limited series EVEL, which is based on the story of larger-than-life 70's daredevil Evel Knievel as he prepares for his greatest death-defying feat, the historic Snake River Canyon jump. EVEL is an exhilarating portrait of a complex man living the American dream, juggling meteoric celebrity and raising a family -- and facing the very real probability that his next jump will kill him. From UCP, Etan Frankel ("Sorry For Your Loss," "Shameless," "Animal Kingdom") will write and executive produce the series. Serving as executive producers are McG, Mary Viola, and Steven Bello of Wonderland Sound & Vision; Alex Gartner, Charles Roven and Topher Rhys-Lawrence of Atlas Entertainment; and Ventimiglia. Russ Cundiff will co-executive produce on behalf of DiVide Pictures. Production is expected to begin in 2020.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· David Krumholtz as Bob Arum
· Michael Chernus as Clay
· Milo Ventimiglia as Evel Knievel
· Sarah Gadon as Linda
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alex Gartner as EP
· Charles Roven as EP
· Etan Frankel as CRTR/EP
· Mary Viola as EP
· McG as EP
· Milo Ventimiglia as EP
· Russ Cundiff as CO-EP
· Steven Bello as EP
· Topher Rhys-Lawrence as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Atlas Entertainment
· DiVide Pictures
· Universal Content Productions
· Wonderland Sound and Vision