Pilot Season: NBC Orders Modern-Day Hatfields & McCoys From Charlize Theron

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Kevin Costner, Sarah Parish | Photo Credits: Chris Large/History Channel
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Kevin Costner, Sarah Parish | Photo Credits: Chris Large/History Channel

The story isn't quite over for Hatfields & McCoys.

Seven months after the History Channel miniseries concluded,  NBC has ordered a modern-day version of the historical western story to pilot.

Set in Pittsburgh, the story picks up when a shocking death reignites the feud between the blue collar McCoys and the affluent and powerful Hatfields. Suddenly, decades of resentment is unleashed as the two famous families go to war for control of the city. The project was penned by Eagle Eye scribe John Glenn, who will also executive-produce.

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Oscar winner Charlize Theron is also on board as an executive producer, along with AJ Dix, Dawn Olmstead and Beau Flynn.

History Channel's Hatfields & McCoys, which premiered last May, was a commercial and critical smash. The miniseries averaged a record-breaking 13.8 million viewers over three nights, and earned Kevin Costner an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and a Screen Actors Guild award for his portrayal of "Devil" Anse Hatfield.

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