WWE and Blumhouse Television announced today that they are
working together on a limited scripted series, The United States of America
Vs. Vince McMahon.
According to the announcement, this will be the first-ever
scripted dramatic portrayal of a chapter in WWE’s history, as well as the first
scripted portrayal of McMahon and WWE superstars of the era.
“We have a dramatic, riveting saga – one that’s crazier than
fiction – that will appeal to the cross-section of Blumhouse and WWE fans,”
said Chris McCumber, Blumhouse Television President. “To say I’m thrilled about
collaborating again with WWE is an understatement.”
The series will focus on the WWE in the 1990s, when Rupert
Murdoch purchased the New York Post. Writer Phil Mushnick went after McMahon with
headlines like “Legislators Give WWE A Free Pass On ‘Roids” and “McMahon Skips
Through the Cemetery” which caught the attention of the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s
office, leading to McMahon being indicted for allegedly supplying anabolic
steroids to WWE talent. McMahon went to trial and was acquitted by the jury,
then went on to build a multi-billion-dollar global sports entertainment
“Jason, Chris and their team at Blumhouse create amazing
work and we look forward to delivering an inside look into one of the most
pivotal moments in our company’s history,” said Kevin Dunn, WWE Executive
Producer & Chief of Global Television Distribution.
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