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It took Charlize Theron less than a week to sell her modern-day version of the Hatfields and McCoys family feud to a network. On Thursday, it was first reported that NBC has purchased the series.
As we repored on last week, Theron began selling the series, which transplants the 1860s feud between the Hatfield and McCoy families into a modern setting. She will produce and develop the series under her Denver and Delilah Productions banner with co-producers Dawn Olmstead and Beau Flynn. Eagle Eye writer John Glenn was reportedly hired to pen the script.
At the time, it was reported that the Prometheus actress had a meeting set for this week with ABC, but it looks like NBC stepped in and picked it up.
Deadline first reported that NBC picked up the series. ABC will still be involved, since the project will be co-produced by ABC Studios.
Sources also confirmed the news to The Wrap.
The series is said to reposition the story in an urban setting, with the Hatfields as rich and powerful and the McCoys as working-class.
Of course, the story of the Hatfields & McCoys has become a hot property since The History Channel had a surprising hit with their Hatfields & McCoys miniseries. The series finale drew an amazing 14.3 million viewers, a record for a non-sporting event on ad-supported cable. Overall, the three-episode series averaged 13.8 million viewers and Sony has already scheduled the DVD/Blu-ray release for July 31.
Theron, who is starring in Prometheus and Snow White and the Huntsman, two big-budget films both in theaters now, has produced several TV and film projects under her Denver and Delilah banner. The company produced Young Adult and Monster.